Patna: Fault in tracks is suspected to be the possible reason behind the derailment of the Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express in Bihar, stated media reports citing a preliminary investigation report. This said report estimates the cost of damage due to the accident as more than Rs 52 crore.
Four people died and several others were injured in this accident.
This report bears the opinion of six railway officials including the driver of the Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express. The report states that it seems that derailment occurred due to faults in the track.
The loco pilot was injured and his assistant suffered serious injuries in the accident.
As per the loco pilot, the train passed Raghunathpur station near Buxar at a speed of 128 km per hour and after some time the accident occurred.
As a result of the excessive vibration and the severe jolt, the brake pipe pressure dropped suddenly and the train derailed at 9:52 pm, the preliminary report quotes the loco pilot as saying.
The report also quotes a gateman and a pointsman at the Raghunathpur station as saying that they saw sparks coming from near the wheels of the train.