‘Kalka Mail mishap not due to emergency brakes’

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 13:35

Fatehpur: The Railways on Tuesday said derailment
of the Kalka Mail here two days ago did
not take place either due to emergency brakes being applied or
because of a turning point.

"From the inquiry so far, it is clear that the accident
did not take place either due to emergency breaks or turning
point used to connect the tracks," General Manager of North
Central Railway Harish Chandra Joshi told reporters.

The cause of the accident was a matter of detailed
investigation and would be clear after a probe into the
incident was conducted, he said.

The GM, who took stock of the relief and rescue work at
the derailment site, said the inquiry into the derailment
would be done by another department so that the real picture
could come to the light.

At least 68 people were and 249 injured when 15 bogies of
a speeding Delhi-bound Kalka Mail derailed near Malwan station
here on Sunday afternoon.

According to preliminary investigations, the signals were
functioning normally and the fish plates on the tracks were
intact. The train was moving at about 108 kmph when the
accident occurred.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 13:35

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