Two injured as spare rly rake dashes into temple in Gwalior

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gwalior
  • Updated: Jan 04, 2015 14:57 IST

Two persons suffered injuries when a spare railway rake of Barauni Mail overrun and dashed into the dead end of the washing section at Gwalior railway station yard on Saturday morning and damaged a Hanuman temple located nearby in the process.

The injured, identified as railway worker Satish Sharma (35) and the temple priest Ramnivas Sharma (55), were rushed to the hospital and later discharged after they were administered first-aid. At the time of the incident, the train was empty.

Station manager PP Chuobe said the luggage compartment of the spare rake hit and dashed into the dead end of washing section track causing damage to a small temple structure being built there. But there was no major loss to property and the traffic movement wasn't affected as the mishap occurred at the end of railway yard.

The injured priest later said he heard a loud noise while he was performing some ritual near the temple that was badly damaged in the incident. He said big branches of a nearby peepul tree fell because of the impact. Railway worker Satish Sharma sustained head injury in the incident, but it was not of a serious nature. The railway administration has ordered a probe into the incident.

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