A man from Assam’s Darrang who was injured in the Bikaner-Guwahati Express train accident was reunited with his family with the help of loudspeakers at a mosque.
The person has been identified as Safikul Ali of Darrang’s Dhula.
He was severely injured in the derailment and was being treated at the Super Specialty Hospital in Jalpaiguri.
The hospital was also visited by Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw who on enquiring about his health found that Ali had no options to contact his family.
Ali had said that his family had no phone connection but he did have a neighbour’s phone number.
Following this, the minister made arrangements for finding his family through the neighbour but could not find Ali’s family even then.
After a few moments, the mosque in Ali’s village arranged an announcement through the loudspeaker used for the Azan.
After the announcement was made, Ali’s family members finally got to know about his situation and immediately, his elder brother left for Jalpaiguri.
At least nine people have reportedly lost their lives after as many as 12 coaches of the Bikaner-Guwahati train derailed in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district.
Over 50 people have also sustained minor to major injuries in the accident.
10 of the injured people are stated to be in critical condition.
While some of the injured people are being treated at Jalpaiguri district hospital, the rest are being admitted to the Moynaguri government hospital.
The critically injured passengers are being shifted to the North Bengal Medical College in Siliguri.