Sudden Flow of Flash Flood waters on the Tracks caused the Derailment of twin trains near Harda: CRB

We are gearing up all possible help, though darkness and water logging are creating hurdles. But, we will not spare any efforts. We have rushed emergency medical and other relief personnel to the spot: said Railway Minister in a statement

harda twin train mishap site3Harda (HD): Railways has said that the sudden flow of water on the tracks caused the derailment of the two trains while they were crossing the swollen Machak river near Harda in Madhya Pradesh.

“According to reports, there was a possible burst in a nearby dam which caused sudden flow of water on the tracks and that resulted in the derailment,” Railway Board Chairman AK Mittal told.

harda twin train mishap siteSeveral passengers have been rescued and sent to the nearest station, he said. Mr Mittal said the Railways will enquire into the two derailments.

“We will call for an inquiry into the incidents and will also take remedial measures to prevent such incidents in future,” he said.

harda twin train mishapMeanwhile, Railway Board member (traffic) Kundan Sinha said, “the tracks have been breached because of the flow of excessive water and the particular section has been closed for any train movement.”

“The accident relief train has reached the spot and several passengers have been brought to a nearby station,” Mr Sinha added.

Railways on Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakhs to the next of the kin of the deceased while Rs 50,000 will be awarded to grievously injured and 25,000 for minor injuries.

harda twin train mishap site2Kamayani Express enroute to Varanasi from Mumbai derailed near Harda, about 160 kms from Bhopal, and the Mumbai-Jabalpur Janata Express derailed around 11.30 PM on Tuesday.

The derailment took place near Khirkiya and Harda station on Machak river.

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