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Local Muslims were the first to help Rajdhani Express victims
|Gaya: When the Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express met with serious accident on 9 September at 11 O’clock night near Rafi Ganj railway station while crossing a bridge, people in large numbers from the near-by Muslim populated villages rushed there to help the unfortunate victims in whatever way they could. They were engaged throughout the night in darkness in taking out the dead and injured from the compartments. The news of the accident had spread in the night itself but help from the police and administration was available in the morning only when the minister for railways had reached there for on-the-spot inspection and overseeing the relief and rescue operations.
The injured were sent to different hospitals at Gaya, Sahasram, Varanasi etc. The infured sent to Gaya, numbering around 75, were admitted to railway hospital and Medical college hospital.
There was great confusion at Gaya and Rafi Ganj railway station. Dead bodies were very carelessly and even disrespectfully treated. The accident had taken place on 9 September night but dead bodies had taken on 11 Sept from Rafi Gaya to Gaya and dumped carelessly on the platforms. When people protested strongly against such casual treatment, coffins were brought and dead bodies placed therein. q
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