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Business News/ News / India/  Jamtara train accident: Train runs over passengers at railway station in Jharkhand, two killed
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Jamtara train accident: Train runs over passengers at railway station in Jharkhand, two killed

In a major accident, a passenger train ran over two people at Kala Jharia railway station in Jharkhand's Jamtara district, Jamtara Deputy Commissioner Shashi Bhushan Mehra has said.

Jharkhand train accident: A train ran over some passengers at Kala Jharia railway station in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand. Two people have reportedly died. (Representative image) (AFP)Premium
Jharkhand train accident: A train ran over some passengers at Kala Jharia railway station in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand. Two people have reportedly died. (Representative image) (AFP)

Jamtara train accident: In a major accident, a passenger train ran over two people at Kala Jharia railway station in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand, Jamtara Deputy Commissioner Shashi Bhushan Mehra said.

Jamtara sub-division police officer (SDPO) M Rahman told PTI that the accident took place near Kaljharia in Jamtara district when some passengers got down a train from the wrong side.

"A local train coming on another line hit them. Bodies of two persons have been recovered so far. The search operation is on and the toll might increase," he said.

According to railway officials, the incident occurred at 7 pm and only two persons were killed.

“Train no 12254 (Anga Express) passing between Vidyasagar-Kasitar stopped due to ACP (alarm chain pulling) at 7 pm at Asansol division of ER (Eastern Railway). At 7.07 pm, two persons who were walking on the track were run over on the upline by MEMU train, at least two kilometres away from where the train stopped," the Eastern Railway said in a press statement.

Other media reports stated that the two deceased were not passengers. 

Kaushik Mitra, CPRO, Eastern Railway told ANI, “Two persons walking on the track were run over by the train at least 2 km away from train no. 12254 passing from Vidyasagar Kasitar. There is no incident of fire. As of now, two deaths have been confirmed. The deceased are not passengers, they were walking on the track."

"A 3-member JAG committee has been formed to enquire about the issue," he added.

Jamtara MLA Irfan Ansari said, "... I am leaving for the spot... I have given the directions to identify those responsible for it. We will also raise the issue in the Assembly... The deceased have not been identified yet..."

Medical teams and ambulances have been rushed to the spot.

According to Jamtara SDM Anant Kumar, near the Kalajharia railway crossing, the train stopped and some passengers got off and were run over by another local train. "Information was received that some people have died. RPF and the district police are conducting a search operation and two bodies have been recovered so far... The reason for the incident is yet to be determined..."

Rescue operations are underway at Kalajharia railway station in Jamtara after the accident.

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Published: 28 Feb 2024, 09:05 PM IST
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