West Bengal Train Mishap, Second in Two Months, Kills at Least 60

July 19, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

West Bengal Train Crash: Indian rescue personnel conduct recovery operations on the mangled wreckage of train coaches following a railway accident in Sainthia, some 260 kms north of from Kolkata, on July 19. (Deshakalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images)
West Bengal Train Crash: Indian rescue personnel conduct recovery operations on the mangled wreckage of train coaches following a railway accident in Sainthia, some 260 kms north of from Kolkata, on July 19. (Deshakalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images)
West Bengal, India saw a train crash into stationary coaches at the Sainthia station in the Birbhum district, killing at least 60 people and injuring over 90 passenger early Monday morning.

The disaster occurred at 2 a.m. local time when the Sealdah bound express came onto the same track and rammed into the Bhagalpur-Ranchi Vananchal Express, reported the Times of India.

Indian Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters this morning that she has "doubts” about the cause of the accident, the second in West Bengal in just two months.

On May 28, a Mumbai bound train derailed about 135 km (83.89 miles) from Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) the capital of the State of West Bengal, an area plagued by Maoist rebels.

The Eastern Railway management has opened helplines for information about the victims, following the accident.