Indian railways accident: Okha-Nathdwara train rams into truck; 2 drivers injured

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Published: February 14, 2016 9:06:15 PM

Indian railways accident: Two drivers of the Okha- Nathdwara Express were seriously injured as a fire erupted in its locomotive following a collision with a truck loaded with LPG cylinders at an unmanned crossing on the Ratlam-Ajmer line.

Indian railways accident: Two drivers of the Okha- Nathdwara Express were seriously injured as a fire erupted in its locomotive following a collision with a truck loaded with LPG cylinders at an unmanned crossing on the Ratlam-Ajmer line.

“The locomotive hit the truck loaded with LPG cylinders at an unmanned crossing between Dhodar and Kachnara stations last night, leading to a fire that caused injuries to its two drivers,” Ratlam Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Manoj Sharma said today.

The two engine drivers, Dinesh Chaturvedi (56) and Rajendra Sharma (36), were seriously hurt in the incident and were admitted to a hospital in Mandsaur, he said, adding that there were no reports of any other injuries.

Fire-tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze in the locomotive was brought under control, he said.

A number of LPG cylinders rolled off the truck while a few of them also slid beneath the engine, which was damaged in the mishap, he said.

The DRM said another engine was brought from Mandsaur for taking the train on the onward journey.

The track was cleared for traffic at around 3:30 AM, he said.

Trains from Mandsaur to Udaipur, Indore, Jaipur and Bhopal were delayed due to the mishap, Railway’s Public Relation Inspector Mukesh Kumar said.

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