6 bogies of Delhi-Saharanpur passenger derailed, no casualties

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ANKUR DWIVEDI | Published On: Jan 13, 2018 03:42 PM IST |   70

Shamli (Uttar Pradesh): Train accidents in the country are not taking the name of stoppage. Now the Delhi-Saharanpur Passenger train in Shamli in Uttar Pradesh has become a victim of the accident. The six bogies of the train, including the engine, were derailed. There were no casualties in this accident. Due to this incident half-a-dozen trains to Delhi and Saharanpur have been disrupted.

With such a number of trains disrupted, the passengers are facing a lot of problems. It is being told that this incident happened during the shunting at the station. Earlier on Thursday, the Nizamuddin Express had crashed in Goa. Its engine got down from the track. However, there was no casualty due to the driver's sense and alertness. In fact, after the completion of the construction of a small railway bridge in Goregaon, about 30 km from Ahmednagar railway station in Maharashtra, towards Manmad station, the train was flagged off.

After this Nizamuddin-Goa Express was passing through the small railway bridge (subway) that suddenly a part of the track was broken. On this, the driver of the train introduced a very sensible and showed a vigilance brake. This was a big accident, but the engine of the train went down one meter below the track.

After getting information about this incident, the railway administration came into action immediately and all the bogies left behind the Nizamuddin Goa Express engine were transported to the last station, Visapur. Even before 19 August 2017 a major train accident occurred in Muzaffarnagar. Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express train at Khatauli railway station of Muzaffarnagar was crashed. It killed 23 people, while 40 people were seriously injured. Apart from this, 66 people had minor injuries.

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