Mathura train accident: ‘Drunk’ train driver on phone, put bag on throttle causing mishap
Mathura train accident: A stationary train climbed onto the platform in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura on Tuesday, triggering a high-level probe. A woman was also injured in the incident.
On Tuesday, the train rolled back to the tracks and climbed onto the platform at Mathura Junction Railway Station.
A security camera on the train captured the exact moment when the accident occurred.
The video shows a Railways employee, Sachin, entering the engine cabin after all passengers had deboarded the train. He can be seen talking to someone on a video call. The video shows him keeping his bag on the throttle of the engine and getting busy with his phone again.
Because of the bag's pressure, the throttle moves forward, pushing the train towards the platform. The train then begins to move, breaks the dead end, and half of its part climbs onto the platform, as shown in the video.
Tej Prakash Agrawal, Divisional Railway Manager, stated that five personnel, including Sachin, have been suspended and that a high-level investigation has been launched to determine the exact cause of the incident.
It is also being probed whether Sachin, who went inside the cabin to obtain the keys, was inebriated at the time.
"Sachin was sent for a medical test and his blood sample has been taken to find out the exact level of alcohol consumption," according to sources.
- With inputs from agencies