Guard escapes unhurt as train starts moving
A guard of a train running between Howrah and Bengal’s popular beach town of Digha had a miraculous escape on Friday after the train started moving while he was under the carriage trying to fix a pipe that had detached. The Digha-bound Howrah Digha express moved some distance with Railway Protection Force personnel frantically shouting, trying to catch the attention of the driver. The incident happened around 11:30 am on Friday, about 20 minutes after the train left Howrah station. The guard, SN Roy, had gone under the coach to inspect the reason it had stopped suddenly. He detected that the air pressure brake system had a snag and was fixing it. As soon as he coupled the pipe, the train started moving. He then hung onto a pipe under the carriage. After the train stopped, he got off it, unhurt.