Patna: Two passengers in the Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express died on Saturday because of the sudden jolt when the train was stopped by use of emergency brake in Jharkhand.
According to East Central Railway officials, the driver of the train used emergency brake as an overhead electric wire snapped in Jharkhand’s Koderma district. The train was running at a speed of 130 kmph when the accident occurred.
The accident occurred near Parsabad between Gomoh and Koderma railway stations at 12.05 pm. The driver of Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express applied the emergency brake to stop the train when an overhead electric wire snapped and fell on it.
“As electric supply stopped all of a sudden, emergency brake was applied to stop the train, and two persons died due to jerk,” Senior Divisional Commerce Manager of Dhanbad Railway Division Ameresh Kumar said.
The Purushottam Express was brought to Gomoh by a diesel engine from the accident spot and sent to Delhi by an electric engine.