Patna, Oct. 12: A mother and her eight-year-old daughter from Assam were killed in the Bihar train accident on Wednesday among the six casualties, recovered so far.
They were identified as Usha Bhandari (33 yr), and Aakriti, residents of Sadiya in Assam's Tinsukia district.
"We learned about the sad news at around 6 am today. Our brother-in-law Deepak Bhandari was also traveling with them and is currently under treatment," the victim's sister said.
Being informed of the tragic incident, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also expressed his "deepest condolences".
Four people were killed and around 30 others injured after the North East Express train derailed in Bihar on Wednesday. The incident took place close to Raghunathpur station near Buxar around 9:35 pm. The train, which started from Anand Vihar Terminus in Delhi, was on its way to Kamakhya near Guwahati in Assam.
Meanwhile, the stranded passengers of the derailed Northeast Express train are being brought to Guwahati in Assam in a special relief train.
A special train carrying over 1,000 passengers, left Danapur railway station in Bihar at 5 am and is expected to reach the Kamakhya railway station by 11 pm on Thursday. Of this, as many as 540 passengers traveling in this train are from Assam, said sources.