This is how the carriage overturned. Image Credit source: TV9 Bangla
Maldah: The train derailed and overturned. On Monday, the incident started in Harishchandrapur. Railway officials and railway police quickly reached the spot. The question has been raised as to how the freight car overturned in such a way.
According to railway sources, the incident took place around 12:30 pm on Monday. A freight train carrying stone bound for Pakur to Katihar was changing tracks on the up line near Harishchandrapur station. At that time a carriage derailed. Railway officials are investigating how the accident happened.
According to railway sources, although the carriage overturned, the railway service of that branch was not disrupted. However, the locals claim that this freight car could have turned into a big danger. Currently, the work of removing the overturned train carriage from the line is going on.
According to railway sources, this freight train stopped at Harishchandrapur railway station for weighing process on Monday morning. At around 12 o’clock it derailed as it left the station and approached the West Railway Gate. A few days ago, the passenger Kanchenjunga Express was saved from a major accident due to the intelligence of a local teenager on the railway line adjacent to Bhaluka railway station in Harishchandrapur. Later there was a hole in the railway track. However, how the baggage compartment overturned on Monday is under investigation.