The announcement was made through a loudspeaker used for prayers from the village mosque after attempts to contact the family failed. After this the family learned about Ali’s condition and contacted the railway officials.
In West Bengal, the injured man was reunited with his family with the help of a loudspeaker of a mosque in Assam due to the derailment of the train. Shafikul Ali, a resident of Dhula in Assam’s Darrang district, was among those injured in the Bikaner-Guwahati Express train accident in Jalpaiguri district of the neighboring state on Thursday. 9 people lost their lives in this accident. Ali, who survived the accident, was undergoing treatment at the Super Specialty Hospital in Jalpaiguri, where Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw met the injured.
A North East Frontier Railway (NFR) official said, “On asking Ali’s well being, the minister came to know that he was unable to contact his family as neither he nor his family members have a mobile phone. “
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The officer said that Ali told Vaishnav that he had the phone number of one of his neighbours, after which Vaishnav immediately spoke to the person. However, the neighbor could not find Ali’s family at home and neither could anyone else trace them.
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The announcement was made through a loudspeaker used for prayers from the village mosque after attempts to contact the family failed, the official said. After this the family learned about Ali’s condition and contacted the railway officials.
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