Quick reflex from train crew saves elephant, humanity triumphs. Watch
The incident took place along the tracks between Nagrakata to Chalsa Jn, West Bengal.Updated: Oct 17, 2019 19:14 IST
With a little awareness and a bit of alertness, the life of an elephant was saved by a conscious train crew in West Bengal. At 8.30 am, the crew of two pulled the emergency brake in the nick of time to save the life of an elephant roaming on the tracks.
The incident, which took place along the tracks between Nagrakata to Chalsa Jn, has been tweeted by the official Twitter handle of Alipurduar Division of N.F Railways. Uttam Barua and DD Kumar, the duo who saved the elephant, have been gathering high praise from social media. People have urged the authorities to reward the two and raise more awareness among the train drivers while navigating through forest areas.
Today morning at 8.30 hrs, #AlertCrew of 55726 Dn Sri Uttam Barua & D.D.Kumar suddenly noticed that a Wild Elephant was walking along the track at Km 71/7 betn NKB- CLD & stopped train immediately with Emergency brake. @RailNf @wti_org_india @RailMinIndia pic.twitter.com/EkSFEW9KGe— DRM APDJ (@drm_apdj) October 14, 2019
The close save and heroic awareness of the crew has restored faith among netizens by showing how a little bit of empathy among us is the key to the conservation of wildlife. The video has gathered about 10,900 views and close to 500 likes.
The Loco Pilot must be rewarded for being alert and saving the life of that elephant.— the_millennial (@kunal_kaklij) October 14, 2019
Great effort reward him this Diwali— Nitesh (@tesh123456) October 15, 2019
Excellent way to show gratitude, humanity and kindness towards animals in today's society.. great job.keep it up.u will get something back in return for this noble work— ALD (@ALD_Sandilya) October 16, 2019
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