Patna: Trains on same track collide, tragedy averted

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patna
  • Updated: Dec 12, 2014 10:13 IST

A major mishap was averted when the North-East Express and Keul-Patna train, running on the same track, collided at Barh station, about 40 kms from Patna. The collision took place at around 6.55 am on Friday.

Two bogies, reportedly, derailed on platform number 1. Efforts are on to restore traffic on the route.

AK Razak, the chief public relation officer of east central railway (ECR) said it was apparent negligence on part of the driver, who did not heed the signal.

"The express train was to pass through, but the passenger train remained there. Details will be known after thorough investigation. There is no casualty. Doctors have been sent to provide medical aid to anyone injured," he said.

The accident caused panic on the platform, as the impact of the collision led to the train being dragged for a few meters. "It could have been a major accident. There were passengers inside the train, which was suddenly hit by the express train," said a passenger.

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