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Jharkhand train accident: Two dead, more casualties feared as train collides with passengers

Written by  Annesha Barua -- February 28th 2024 09:08 PM
Jharkhand train accident: Two dead, more casualties feared as train collides with passengers

Jharkhand train accident: Two dead, more casualties feared as train collides with passengers

PTC News Desk: A devastating train accident occurred at Kalajharia railway station in Jamtara, Jharkhand, on Wednesday, resulting in the loss of lives and numerous injuries. The incident has sent shockwaves through the community as authorities scramble to address the aftermath.

Reports indicate that the tragic event unfolded when a passenger train was traversing through Kalajharia station. The locomotive pilot noticed a peculiar sight - dust billowing from the edge of the rail line, sparking concerns of a potential fire. Acting swiftly, the pilot halted the train, prompting passengers to disembark in a bid to ensure their safety.

Tragically, as passengers evacuated the train, an unforeseen and catastrophic turn of events occurred. Another train, traveling on a parallel track, approached the station simultaneously, leading to a fatal collision. Those who had just exited the halted train found themselves perilously caught beneath the wheels of the oncoming locomotive.

The immediate aftermath of the collision was marked by chaos and confusion, with emergency services swiftly mobilizing to the scene. Both police and medical teams rushed to provide assistance, grappling with the grim reality of the situation. So far, authorities have confirmed the recovery of at least two bodies, while numerous individuals have sustained injuries of varying degrees.

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Despite ongoing efforts to assess the full extent of the tragedy, the specter of further casualties looms large. Rescue teams continue to comb through the wreckage in search of survivors and additional victims, with fears that the death toll may rise as more bodies are discovered.

The incident serves as a stark reminder of the inherent risks associated with railway travel and underscores the critical importance of stringent safety measures and vigilant oversight. As the community mourns the loss of lives and grapples with the repercussions of this harrowing event, questions will undoubtedly emerge regarding the circumstances leading up to the accident and steps that can be taken to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

In the wake of this heartbreaking incident, authorities are expected to launch a comprehensive investigation to ascertain the root causes and determine accountability. Meanwhile, efforts to provide support and assistance to the affected individuals and families remain ongoing, as the community comes together to navigate this difficult and trying time.

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(Inputs from agencies)



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