Thursday, November 24, 2011


THE HINDU-SRINAGAR,

Train driver overshot station by nearly 200 metres

Preliminary investigation reveals some problem with brakes
The coaches of the Qazigund-Srinagar train that derailed at Sedura village, 55 km from Srinagar, on Wednesday

At least 20 people were injured on Wednesday when a train from Qazigund to Srinagar derailed in Kulgam district, the first such incident since train services were launched in Kashmir Valley in 2008.
The engine and two bogies of the train derailed at Sedura village, 55 km from here, as the driver overshot the intended stop at the station by nearly 200 metres, officials said.
They said 20 people sustained minor injuries in the incident.
Injured tended to
“All the injured persons were taken to a hospital,” a senior police official in Kulgam told PTI.
A team of railway officials rushed to the spot to investigate the cause of the mishap.
“We are heading for the scene of the accident. The cause of derailment will be known only after the investigations are complete,” Chief Area Manager, Northern Railways, Opender Singh said.
Official sources said preliminary investigations have found that there was some problem with the brakes.
Wednesday's accident is the third involving the railways since Tuesday. Seven persons were killed when two coaches of the Doon Express caught fire in Jharkhand on Tuesday.
Four passengers were injured on Wednesday when the Howrah-bound Koraput-Howrah Express collided with a goods train at Jharsuguda station in Odisha. — PTI



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