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Tag: Train Mishap

20 dead in Pakistan train-bus collision

Islamabad: At least 20 people were killed and over 60 others injured when a passenger train collided with a bus Pakistan’s Sindh province, a senior police official said. The accident took place on Friday night near the Rohri railway station in Sukkur city. Sukkur Police AIG Jamil Ahmed told Dawn news that the number of […]

Bogies Of Bhubaneswar-Bound Sampark Kranti Express 'Lose Sampark' Twice!

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In what seems to be an outcome of faulty coupling, the bogies of Bhubaneswar-bound Sampark Kranti Express got detached on Friday morning twice – first shortly after its departure from Anand Vihar Terminal (ANVT) in Delhi and again at Hathras station, triggering panic among the passengers. A woman on-board, travelling to Jamshedpur said, […]

Woman, Daughter Killed After Being Hit By Train In Odisha

Jajpur: A woman and her daughter died after being run over by Howrah-Puri Passenger train near Jajpur Road railway station in the district on Saturday. The deceased have been identified as Kathi Rana (60) and her daughter Gurubari Rana (34) of Chandama village under Korei police limits. On being informed by locals, a team of […]

Two Engines Of Train Derail In Puri
Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Superfast Express Narrowly Escapes Mishap

Bhubaneswar: A train mishap was averted at the level crossing near VSS Nagar in Bhubaneswar today, thanks to quick response of the gateman. According to sources, at around 12:50 PM, when Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Superfast Express was approaching the level crossing, a herd of buffaloes, school children and many local residents were crossing the railway track. […]

4 dead after Rajdhani Express runs over in UP

Etawah: At least four people were killed and six injured in Uttar Pradesh when the Delhi-bound Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express ran over them near a railway station on Monday morning, a railway official said. The incident took place near Balrai railway station at 6.50 a.m. The victims were passengers of the Surat-bound Avadh Express that was […]

13 coaches of train derail in Varanasi

New Delhi: Thirteen coaches of the Chhapra-Surat Tapti Ganga Express derailed at Gautamsthan in Varanasi, officials said Sunday. Four people have been injured and no casualties have been reported. The incident took place at 9:45 am. Rescue operations are underway, officials said. Further details are awaited.

Narrow escape for Hirakhand Express passengers in Rayagada

Rayagada: Passengers travelling in Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express had a narrow escape today after an alert railway employee helped avert a severe mishap near Singapur Road station in Rayagada. According to sources, signalman Baishnav Gouda spotted a crack on the railway track near Singapur Road station and immediately alerted the authorities. “During the arrival of the […]

Passengers train derails in Uttar Pradesh, guard critically injured

Lucknow: Seven coaches of a passenger train derailed in Uttar Pradesh disrupting traffic on the busy Moradabad-Bareilly route on Thursday, an official said. Six coaches along with the guard coach were headed to Bareilly for some repairs when they derailed around midnight near Dhamora. Guard Satish Chandra was critically injured and was rushed to a […]

Amritsar train tragedy: Sidhu fails to appear before inquiry commission

Amritsar: Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday failed to appear before the one-man commission conducting an inquiry into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 60 people were killed on October 19. Sidhu’s wife, Navjot Kaur, who was also summoned by the commission, however, appeared on Friday and gave her statement. Sidhu, who was […]

Magisterial probe ordered: CM on Amritsar tragedy

Amritsar: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Saturday the Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner will conduct an inquiry within four weeks into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 59 people were crushed by a speeding train. The Chief minister also said that nine of those killed were yet to be identified, while 57 other Dussehra […]

Amritsar train tragedy: Bollywood shocked, calls for better safety

Mumbai: The deplorable train tragedy in Amritsar in which 60 people were crushed to death and several others injured, brings the focus to how safety in public places needs to be taken more seriously in the country, say Bollywood celebrities who have sent out prayers for the victims. The film fraternity expressed shock over the […]

Amritsar train tragedy: Railways deny responsibility

Amritsar: Hours after 60 people were crushed to death by a train while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy here, the Railways on Saturday said it was not responsible for the tragedy. Northern Railways spokesperson Deepak Kumar said in a statement that the event was organised in an area which does not belong to […]

Amritsar train tragedy: Train driver detained, questioned

Amritsar: The Punjab and Railway Police on Saturday questioned the driver of a train that crushed at least 60 people to death here while they were watching the burning of a Ravana effigy from a railway track. Punjab Police officials said that the DMU (diesel multiple unit) driver had been detained at the Ludhiana railway […]

President, PM mourn Punjab train tragedy

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of political parties on Friday expressed shock and grief over a train tragedy that claimed at least 30 lives during a Dussehra celebration in Punjab. “Heartfelt condolences to bereaved families,” Kovind tweeted after a speeding train ran over a large number of people […]

Train kills around 60 Dussehra revellers in Punjab

Amritsar: In a horrific incident, around 60 people glued to watching a burning Ravan effigy while standing on railway tracks were crushed by a speeding train here in Punjab on Friday. A large number of people were watching a huge Ravan effigy in flames while standing on the tracks at a railway crossing at Jora […]

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Three elephants ran over by train in Jharkhand-WB border

Ranchi: Three elephants were killed after being hit by a train in an area bordering Jharkhand and West Bengal on Tuesday, a railway official said. The elephants were crossing the rail tracks near Gindhi station in West Bengal when they were hit by Gyaneshwari Express, killing them on the spot, the official said. Due to […]

Narrow escape for labourers as train engine hits rail wagon in Paradip

Bhubaneswar: Labourers working on Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperatives (IFFCO) railway siding near Bauriapalanda in Paradip had a close shave today as a train engine hit a rail wagon creating panic among the eye-witnesses. According to sources, hundreds of labourers were uploading fertiliser bags into a goods train at IFFCO railway siding when a train engine […]

Freakish! Wheel on Gorakhpur-Yesvantpur Express breaks into two

Nagpur: In a freak incident, a wheel of the speeding Gorakhpur-Yesvantpur Express broke into two pieces near here on Tuesday morning but alert railway staff averted any tragedy, officials said. The incident came to light after some unusual sounds emanated from the wheels and the driver stopped the train, but by then, it had already […]

Goods train engine leaves bogies behind

Rourkela: Barely two months after 22 coaches of Ahmedabad-Puri Express rolled down for over 15 kms without engine near Titlagarh station, as many as 10 bogies of a goods train today got detached from the engine near Birajapali STI level crossing soon after departing from Rourkela Railway Station. However, no losses have been reported. As […]

Major train mishap averted near Cuttack

Cuttack: A major train tragedy was averted after railway staff found fault in one of the bogies of Howrah-Puri Jagannath Express near Cuttack railway station late Monday night. According to information, some railway officials noticed that an aluminium plate had slipped from the trolley spring of the train at around 2 am and immediately alerted […]

Smoke emanates from AC coach in Samleshwari Express; Bogie changed

Sambalpur: Passengers at the Sambalpur railway station today averted a major fire tragedy after they spotted smoke emanating from the AC bogie of a train. The train -Samleshwari Express on Rourkela-Jharsuguda route was stationed at Platform no 3 in the station, when people spotted the fire and alerted the railway officials. Fire tenders were pressed […]

Mishap averted after crack detected on railway track in Balasore

Balasore: A Puri-bound fast passenger train from Kharagpur had a close shave after a crack on the railway track was detected on time near Keshapur village under Bahanaga block of Balasore district today morning. According to sources, around 7 AM, the train was halted after the crack was spotted. It also affected the trains running […]

Alert gateman averts train accident

Bhubaneswar: A major train mishap was averted due to alertness of a gateman here on Tuesday. As per the statement released by the railway, the on-duty gateman BK Sethi at the Balugaon level crossing noticed a problem in a particular wagon of a goods train and alerted the driver and co-loco-pilot. The goods train, carrying […]

Railway employee run over by light engine, killed

Koraput: In an unfortunate incident, one railway employee was killed and two others got critically injured after being run over by a light engine near Koraput Railway Station here Wednesday night. According to sources, the incident occurred last night near the station when a few railway workers were on duty repairing the tracks. Suddenly, they […]

Gujarat HC commutes death sentences of 11 in Godhra train burning

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Monday commuted to life term the death sentences of 11 accused in the 2002 Godhra train burning case in which 59 kar sevaks were killed. The 11 persons had filed appeals challenging their death sentence verdict. The special SIT court had on March 1, 2011 convicted 31 people and […]

4 ECoR personnel honoured for averting Visakhapatnam-Korba train mishap

Bhubaneswar: It was a momentous achievement in the career of four railway personnel when they were honoured by the East Coast Railways (ECoR) here on Wednesday for averting a major train mishap near Muniguda station in Rayagada district on Tuesday. Sambalpur Divisional Railway Manager Jaideep Gupta felicitated loco pilot JV Ramana, assistant loco pilot MK […]

Goods train derails in UP

New Delhi: The engine of a goods train derailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur on Tuesday, an official said. The incident happened around 7 a.m. when the train was somewhere between the Sitapur city and cantonment stations. “It was the middle engine of the goods train which derailed… Two engines were being used for the train,” the […]

Utkal Express Derailment: List of trains cancelled, diverted

New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Sunday cancelled three trains and diverted six others following the derailment of Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express in Khatauli, near Muzaffarnagar in which 21 people were killed and more than 156 passengers were injured. As restoration work is underway, some major changes have been made in the schedule of trains […]

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Train mishap in Nilagiri averted by vigilant locals

Nilagiri: A major mishap was averted today when locals halted the Bangiriposi-Bhubaneswar Express midway after noticing a crack on the railway track near Nilagiri Road station in Balasore district on which the train was running towards Bhubaneswar. The halted Bangiriposi-Bhubaneswar Express left towards its destination after the railway track repair was undertaken. All the passengers […]

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Anand Vihar Express engine detachment: ECoR to take action against erring staff

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) will take action against the employees for faulty connection of diesel engine with the bogies of Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Super Fast Weekly Express which got detached after its departure from Rourkela Railway Station this afternoon. In a release this evening, I&PR department of ECoR said the engine got detached due […]

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Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Express’ engine gets detached from bogies

Rourkela:  Passengers of Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Super Fast Weekly Express train were in a state of panic as they were stranded midway after the engine of the train got detached from the bogies this afternoon. According to reports, the incident took place when the engine of this super fast train accidentally got detached from the bogies […]

Hirakhand Exp derailment: NIA team inspects accident site

New Delhi: An NIA team on Monday inspected the accident site of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express in Vizianagaram, in which 39 people lost their lives two days ago, to ascertain if it was a terror act as the Railways has suspected sabotage. Official sources said the team is looking into whether there was a terror angle […]