Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003
Front Page |
Southern States |
Other States |
Advts: Classifieds | Employment | Obituary |
By Our Staff Correspondent
The four incidents took place one after the other in less than four hours from midnight on Monday. Explosives were used and the bogies of at least three trains derailed either because of the dent in the track or because of the sudden application of brakes by the drivers to avert disaster.
The MCC first struck between the Bhairavganj and Harpokhra stations on the Muzaffarpur-Narkatiaganj section at 0015 hours, blowing up a good part of the track. The engine and three bogies of the 519 Muzaffarpur-Gorakhpur Passenger, which passed by soon, derailed.
At 2.30 a.m., two bogies of the 5219 Kurla-Darbhanga Pawan Express derailed when the driver applied the emergency brake on sighting uprooted tracks near the Rambhadra railway station on the Samastipur-Darbhanga section.
The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | Home |
Copyright © 2003, The
Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of
this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of