Goods Trains collide in Bengal, 13 bogies derailedtext_fields
Kolkata: Two goods trains collided with each other on Sunday near Onda station in West Bengal’s Bankura district.
The accident that resulted in the derailment of 13 wagons, halted operations on the Kharagpur-Bankura-Adra line of the South Eastern Railway (SEC).
Manish Kumar, the divisional railway manager of the Adra division of South Eastern Railway, informed the media persons that there was no casualty in the mishap.
“The driver of one of the two trains sustained minor injuries and is currently under treatment at a local hospital,” Manish said.
He also said that in probability the driver of the goods train which had hit the other from behind had dozed off and that is why he missed the signal.
“A total of 13 wagons of the two trains derailed because of the collision,” he added.
He confirmed that the signal was “red” when the accident took place. It is learned that the overhead wire also got damaged because of the mishap. “Train services got disrupted in the line following the accident. However, the restoration work is on and very soon normalcy will be restored,” he said.
Some trains on the South Eastern Railway have been cancelled and some diverted because of the accident.
With inputs from IANS