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Part of Sivok-Rangpo railway line tunnel in West Bengal collapses; 2 workers killed

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  • The railway project connecting Sikkim and West Bengal is under construction; accident took place on Thursday night

Kalimpong: A part of the under-construction Sivok-Rangpo railway project collapsed on Thursday night, reportedly leaving two workers dead and five others injured. The accident took place around 10.30 pm in Bhalukhola, about 25 km from Kalimpong in West Bengal.

The seven workers were initially rescued from the debris and rushed to the district hospital. There, two of them succumbed to their injuries. Two others were shifted to Siliguri Paramount Hospital.

Kalimpong police said that the workers were from Bihar.

The Sivok-Rangpo railway project falls under the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). It will connect West Bengal with Rangpo in Sikkim, which is close to the China border.

According to reports, there are 14 tunnels on the 44.98-km-long railway line. Together, they account for 86 per cent, or 38 km, of the total stretch.

 

 

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