Emergency brake on train. The train suddenly slowed down while moving at a fast speed. And the two passengers fell down and died. The accident occurred during an emergency brake on a Delhi-bound train in Jharkhand’s Koderma district.
East Central Railway officials said the Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express was running at a high speed on Saturday. The incident happened at that time.
Suddenly, the driver saw the overhead electric wire falling. And that’s why he quickly applied the emergency brake. The incident took place near Parsabad between Gomoh and Koderma railway stations at 12:05 pm.
Amresh Kumar, Senior Divisional Commerce Manager of Dhanbad Rail Division, said, ‘Suddenly the power supply stopped. Emergency brake is provided to stop the train. At that time, two people died due to falling and impact.
At that time the train was traveling at a speed of 130 km per hour. As a result, the train was running at a good speed, needless to say. In such a situation, the passengers could not handle the sudden emergency brake. Many fell out of their seats.
Following the incident, train services were disrupted in the Dhanbad section for over four hours.
After that, the Purushottam Express train was taken from the accident site to Gomoh. A diesel engine is brought to pull the train. From Gomoh again the train started towards Delhi by an electric engine.