The Howrah-Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabdi Express derailed near Bhadrak in Odisha on Saturday.
There is no report of any casualty in this incident.
Suddenly a bull had come on the track and the pilot had to apply the brakes suddenly.
Bhubaneswar. A major accident was averted on Saturday in Bhadrak, Odisha. In fact, the Howrah-Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabdi Express derailed near Bhadrak in Odisha on Saturday, after which the faces of the passengers on the train were blown away. According to East Coast Railway (ECOR), no casualty has been reported in this incident. According to TOI, the incident took place at around 5.50 pm. The incident happened when a bull suddenly came on the track and the pilot had to apply the brakes suddenly. The train was at the crossing during the incident due to which the front two wheels of the bogie fitted with the engine derailed. Despite applying brakes, the train collided with the bull. After the incident, railway employees along with officials reached the spot for repair work.
There is no information about whether the bull has died or is alive after being hit by the train. ECoR officials said that the line has been made operational. According to an official statement, it took about an hour to detach the affected compartment and for the train to resume its journey. All the passenger coaches were on track except the one in the Seating cum Luggage Rack (SLR).
Odisha | Howrah-Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabdi Express derailed at Level Crossing near Bhadrak Station Yard after hitting a bull at about 1750hrs. Front 2 wheels of 2nd bogie derailed. No injuries. Everything will be restored within half an hour: SC Sahu, ASM Bhadrak Railway Station pic.twitter.com/9Ji7NyHDNZ
— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2022
ECoR officials said that there is a double line in this railway section, so the traffic was not affected completely due to this incident. The official statement said that the railway section has a trained team for night work. So there was no difficulty or delay in fixing everything.
It is known that there are two SLR coaches in a train. The first is next to the engine and the second is at the end of the train. The repair work was completed at 7.10 pm after the incident and the track was declared fit at 7.30 pm. After that the train left the station after 8.05 pm.
Tags: Indian railway, Odisha, train accident
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 18, 2022, 10:45 IST