Jalpaiguri, January 14: The death toll due to the derailment of coaches in the Bikaner-Guwahati Express, which derailed near Jalpaiguri in West Bengal on Thursday, has claimed nine lives so far. Over 45 persons have been injured, even as rescue operations continued well into the night. Briefing media persons over the accident, Guneet Kaur, Chief PRO, North-East Frontier Railway, Guwahati had said, "Accident occurred around 5 pm between Domohani and New Maynaguri. Around 10 coaches were affected." The Prime Minister also earlier today took stock of the situation. He also announced an enhanced amount of ex gratia compensation to the victims of the accident. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw will visit the site today on Friday.

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