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2 loco pilots injured as goods trains collide in Punjab's Fatehgarh Sahib

Two loco pilots were injured when two goods trains collided near Madhopur in the Sirhind area, Punjab on Sunday morning, according to police.

Written by  Shgun S -- June 02nd 2024 11:06 AM -- Updated: June 02nd 2024 11:27 AM
2 loco pilots injured as goods trains collide in Punjab's Fatehgarh Sahib

2 loco pilots injured as goods trains collide in Punjab's Fatehgarh Sahib

PTC Web Desk: Two loco pilots were injured when two goods trains collided near Madhopur in the Sirhind area, Punjab on Sunday morning, according to police.

Following the collision, both trains derailed.


According to the Government Railway Police, both loco pilots were initially admitted to the Sri Fatehgarh Sahib Civil Hospital and then transferred to Rajindra Hospital in Patiala.

Giving details about the accident, Ratan Lal of the Government Railway Police (GRP), Sirhind said: "Around 3:45 am, we received information that an accident took place. We have reached the spot. Two loco pilots have been injured and they have been admitted to Civil Hospital, Fatehgarh Sahib. No casualties have been reported." 

Dr Evanpreet Kaur of Civil Hospital, Fatehgarh Sahib, stated that both loco pilots were from Uttar Pradesh.

"In the train accident, two injured loco pilots were referred to Rajindra Hospital in Patiala. Both live in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh," Dr Kaur said.

However, railway sources stated that it was not a side collision between the trains.

"It is not a side collision. It is an overshoot of signal on DFC by goods train," Railways sources added.

- PTC NEWS

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