Bihar: Alert driver averts possible train accident

Bagaha: A day after the train disasters in Uttar Pradesh and Assam, an alert driver averted a possible accident of New Delhi-Muzaffarpur Sapta Kranti super fast express near Tirhut canal between Bagaha and Khairpokha railway stations in Bihar's West Champaran district on Monday, a railway official said.

Bagaha Railway Station Manager Jai Kumar Prasad said the driver of the 12558 down Sapta Kranti express saw an elevated rod of a bridge over Tirhut canal and applied emergency brake to stop the train.

None was injured, Prasad said.

Railway authorities deputed a group of labourers to set right the rod within half-an-hour to ensure the train resumed its onward journey to Muzaffarpur.