Assam: Train Carrying Coal Derails in Boko, No Injuries Reported
Boko: A train carrying coal Derailed at the Kamakhya-Jogighopa railway track in Assam. No Injuries reported so far.
GUWAHATI: On Wednesday, up to 16 bogies of a goods-carrying train derailed on the Kamakhya-Jogighopa railway track in Kamrup district.
The railway accident was reported near the Singra Railway Station in Boko. Many bogies were reported to have been derailed from the moving train, with 15-16 of them being separated and falling apart. According to reports, the train was transporting coal.
Following the incident, the train moved roughly 200 yards away according to the report.
On the other hand, on June 5, a train collided with a goods-carrying vehicle at an unattended railway crossing in Assam's Golaghat district. The event occurred near Chungajan railway station in Golaghat district, however no one was wounded. Following the incident, residents formed a demonstration calling for the construction of a level crossing in the region.
On Saturday, the engine of a train and two other bogies delinked from the remaining eight bogies and chugged down for over 600 metres in Assam's Kokrajhar, averting a massive disaster akin to the Odisha incident.
The event was recorded near Kokrajhar Railway Station, where the train's engine was delinked from the bogies; however, no serious accident occurred because the train was running at a low pace and there were no passengers on board.
They added that the guards helped by guards who arrived at the scene from the railway station joined the bogies after the loco pilot noticed and bought the engine back.
It should be noted that several coaches of the 12864 Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express derailed and collapsed on a nearby track while travelling to Howrah. The derailed carriages were struck by the 12841 Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, which was travelling in the opposite direction on a similar track. A few Coromandel Express coaches lost control and collided with the third track's halted freight train.