Rajdhani crushes flood orphans – Telegraph India

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Flood victims take shelter beside the Katihar-Barauni part railway tracks in Naugachia. Picture by Gautam Sarkar

Naugachia/Bhagalpur: A younger father and his yr-previous son, who had taken refuge from the raging flood beside the rail tracks of the Katihar-Barauni part of East Central railway, have been run over by the Rajdhani Express on Wednesday night. The incident bared the tall claims of the administration about taking correct care of flood victims.

Irate villagers of Shankerpur Bind Toli, who have been displaced by the flood and had taken shelter at Rabindra Bhavan positioned on the campus of Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University (TMBU), on Thursday gharoed the Nathnagar circle officer to protest the loss of life of a flood sufferer for lack of correct remedy and insufficient provide of reduction gadgets.

Similarly, on Wednesday night, kids, who’ve taken shelter at a authorities reduction camp in Sabour, demonstrated on NH-80 with placards carrying the phrase “DM uncle, please arrange food for us, we are hungry” written in Hindi.

Bhagalpur divisional commissioner Rajesh Kumar on Thursday expressed concern and admitted lapses on the a part of the junior officers involved, which has hampered reduction and rescue operations.

One Ramesh Singh, 28, and his yr-previous son, Dilkush Kumar, from the flood-affected Sohora village have been crushed underneath the wheels of the 12423 Up Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express between the Kataria-Naugachia railway station on the Katihar-Barauni part of East Central railway on Wednesday night.

Nilam Devi, Ramesh’s spouse, mentioned they, together with different villagers, had taken shelter beside the railway tracks after their village, Sahora, was flooded. “My husband and son were sitting beside railway tracks when the speeding train mowed them down.”

Rajesh Kumar, the chief public relations officer (CPRO), ECR, Hajipur, mentioned the railways will ask the Naugachia administration to rearrange correct locations, primarily reduction camps for flood victims, in order that they don’t keep beside railway tracks placing their lives in peril.

“We have no option, rather to stay under the open sky on high government land. We have not received any relief material from the government,” alleged Kundan Kumar, one other flood sufferer.

A mob of flood victims, together with a sizeable variety of kids, who’ve taken shelter at Panchayat Bhavan, Sabour, demonstrated on NH-80 at Sabour Chak on Wednesday night and blocked site visitors for over an hour. Later, the blockade was eliminated after Sabour police station home officer, Rajiv Kumar, gave them assurances.

Irate villagers of Bind Toli, positioned on the again aspect of TMBU, on Thursday gheraoed Nathnagar circle officer Rajesh Kumar to protest the loss of life of Akal Mahato, 55, on Wednesday night time.

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