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Sabotage not ruled out: Eastern Rly GM

The Railways did not rule out the possibility of sabotage in the train collision involving Uttarbanga Express and the Vananchal Express in Sainthia on Monday, that claimed the lives of at least 60 passengers.

india Updated: Jul 19, 2010 14:08 IST

The Railways did not rule out the possibility of sabotage in the train collision involving Uttarbanga Express and the Vananchal Express in Sainthia on Monday, that claimed the lives of at least 60 passengers.

"Nothing can be ruled out. Ho sakta hai hamara equipment se chherchhar hui ho. Ye sab janch ke bad pata chalega (It may be possible that our equipment might have been tampered with. It will be known only after inquiry)," Eastern Railways General Manager VN Tripathy told PTI.

"The Commissioner of Railway safety is holding an inquiry after which we will be able to know what exactly happened."

To another question, he said that the Uttarbanga Express, which rammed into the rear of Vananchal Express, seemed to be running at a much higher speed than it was supposed to while entering the Sainthia station.