West Bengal: On Sunday 25 June, two trains carrying goods collided with each other at Onda station of Bankura district in West Bengal, the accident came a month after disastrous triple collision in Balasore of Odisha, that killed more than 250 lives, injuring 1000+, earlier on June 5 in a remote railway station of Assam’s Golaghat, a train collided with a vehicle resulted in a protest by locals to install a level of crossing in the area. This accident in Onda marks third rail collision in a month.
Aditya Kumar Chaudhary, CPRO South Eastern Railway said, “A goods train was standing in the loop line and another train was supposed to stop at the signal, but it overshot the red signal, leading to derailment. Restoration work was completed around 7.30am and the first train has been moved from the site at around 8.30am. As of now, 11 trains have been cancelled.” quoted from ANI.
Loco pilot of the goods train is injured and no other casualties have been reported yet, as running of trains on the route was disrupted earlier has now been restored, restoration work concluded around 7.30 am and the first train has been moved from the site at around 8.30 am.
#WATCH | Normal train services have started. There is no casualty, and both the loco pilots are safe, says Aditya Kumar Chaudhary, CPRO South Eastern Railway https://t.co/cXKOVGuUum pic.twitter.com/iH5V9J0FbU
— ANI (@ANI) June 25, 2023
Further details awaited.