According to sources, an overhead power line suddenly snapped near Koderma railway station. The driver immediately applied the emergency brake. The Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express came to a standstill with a sharp jolt. Two passengers died in the strong shock. According to the East Central Railway, the Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express met with an accident in Jharkhand’s Koderma district on Saturday. At 12:05 PM near Gomoh and Koderma railway stations near Parsabad, the overhead power line suddenly snapped. The driver hit the emergency brake when the power went out.
At that time, the speed of the Delhi-bound train was 130 km per hour. Suddenly the driver applied the brakes and the train jolted violently. Everything inside the train turns upside down. The passengers were thrown out. Two passengers were seriously injured in the violent jolt and Chand died within moments. Soon after receiving the news, several senior officials including Dhanbad Railway Division Manager KK Sinha arrived there. After the accident, train services were suspended on the Koderma-Gomoh section of the railway division for about four hours. A diesel engine was later sent to the accident site. That engine pulls the Purushottam Express to Gomah. A new electric engine is also added there. Then the Purushottam Express left for Delhi.
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It should be noted that 13 people died in a collision between two trains in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh on October 29. More than 30 people were injured. Visakhapatnam-Palasa passenger train and Visakhapatnam-Rayagada passenger train collided head on service. The Raigadgami passenger train came to a standstill due to the rupture of the overhead wire of Seva. Then Palasa Express came and hit it. Three compartments of the passenger train were derailed due to the impact of the express. On the other hand, two coaches of Palasa Express also derailed. On the other hand, there was a terrible train accident in Baleshwar last June. Up Shalimar-Chennai Karamandal Express collided with a freight train near Bahanga Bazar station in Balasore. A few bogies were spilled down the line. At that time the Howrah bound express train was coming through that down line. Several coaches of that train also derailed after hitting the Karmandal coach. About 300 passengers died.
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A graduate in Journalism, Arunima also holds a Master’s degree from Calcutta University. Having entered the profession with work experience in several reputed organizations. Worked as content editor and news anchor at ETV Bharat Digital Desk in Hyderabad. Besides, Arunima also has work experience in TV Nine Bangla news channel. Attentive and sincere towards work, Arunima is currently working at the digital desk. Besides journalism, he likes to spend his leisure time in music pursuits and painting. He also likes to travel.Read more