Two goods trains of West Bengal train collide

Two goods trains of West Bengal train collide

On Sunday, the two goods trains of two freight trains derailed after a collision between the two near West Bengal s Bankura.

The incident happened at the Onda station when one of the goods trains hit the other from behind, causing 12 wagons of the goods trains to derail.

No casualties were reported, but the driver of a goods train sustained some minor injuries in the accident.

Both were empty goods trains, and the reason for the accident and how both trains collided is still not clear. This accident has had a negative impact on the train services in the Adra division. The ADRA Division serves four West Bengal districts, viz. West Middlenapore, Bankura, Purulia and Burdwan and three districts of Jharkhand viz Dhanbad, Bokaro and Singhbhum, and it comes under the south-eastern Railway. Few trains, such as the Purulia Express, are expected to leave the same section, so rail authorities are working to unblock the upline as quickly as possible.

This incident occurred just a month after the Coromandel Express and two other trains were involved in a devastating triple train disaster in Odisha that resulted in at least 275 deaths.

On June 2, three trains collided in a brutal sequence in the Balasore district of Odisha, resulting in massive loss of life and infrastructure. This train crash involved the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express and a goods train. The accident happened near the Bahanaga Bazar railway station, about 250 km south of Kolkata and 170 km north of Bhubaneswar.

The tragic accident took place when the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, moving towards Chennai, derailed after colliding with a goods train on the adjacent track, causing the rear carriage of the Coromandel Express to veer off onto the third track. After that, the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, coming from the opposite direction on the third track, rammed into the derailed coaches of the Coromandel Express.

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