Guwahati-bound Brahmaputra Mail has close shave

Malda: Within 24 hours of Brahmaputra Mail colliding with a goods train, another Guwahati-bound Brahmaputra Mail had a close shave on Thursday when it hit a trolley van on the tracks at Adina station in Malda district.

"The incident happened when railway staff were carrying out maintenance work on the tracks. Seeing the speeding train coming, the railway workers shifted the tools from the trolley and the train hit the trolley on the tracks," Divisional Railway Manager of Malda Harsh Kumar said.

One spring of a wheel broke by the impact of the accident after the driver slammed emergency brake, sources said. Nobody was injured in the accident, officials said.

Six railway employees have been suspended for deriliction of duty, Kumar said.