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Old 6th May 2012, 06:25   #1
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Just about a couple of hours back, Mumbai bound Punjab mail, coming from ferozepur has met with an accident due to "driver error", it was told. Last 6 coaches have derailed and turned turtle, whereas the last coach intact, the S5, had its front wheels derailed. The rest of the train from the engine till the S4 coach is now proceeding towards Delhi.

Everyone aboard is safe and fine, me included. I am in the A2 coach. Posting some pics from the accident site that I clicked today early morning.

EDIT: From the news via my dad, maybe 10-15 people have recd minor injuries. Relief work is on at the accident side. Its near rohtak.
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Old 6th May 2012, 09:14   #2
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accident due to "driver error"
What was the reason ?
SID glad to hear everyone aboard is safe.
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Old 6th May 2012, 09:23   #3
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Nice to know that you and the other passengers are safe barring some minor injuries. You have now come out safely. Were you sleeping at that time?
Seriousness taking seriously may i say that you have come out with a rail scoop.
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Old 6th May 2012, 09:49   #4
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Wow! Watching it on TV is one thing, experiencing it is completely different thing and scary. Hope you are all alright.
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EDIT: From the news via my dad, maybe 10-15 people have recd minor injuries. Relief work is on at the accident side. Its near rohtak.
Gosh! thank god everyone is safe! How quick was the emergency response team to reach the spot?
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Old 7th May 2012, 06:46   #6
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I have a small question- how can driver error derail a train? As far as I know derailment is mostly because faulty lines. And, importantly, the train was not speeding, given the number of injuries.
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Good to hear you and rest of the passengers are fine after this freak incident. Its interesting to note that the rest of the train which was not derailed has not proceeded onwards, so any idea about those folks who were in the unfortunate boggies?
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^^^ Driver error?!! Did he try to take turn where there was none?

I can't imagine how a train weighing tons is not protected from driver error ...

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Maybe the engineer overspeeded round a bend or on a bumpy part of the track. Or the track could have got unsettled from some other reason and the wheels jumped. It's weird to think the rest of the train completed its journey.
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