The guard of Howrah-Digha AC
Express had a providential escape on Friday, as the train
started moving while he was attending to a glitch in the air
pipe between two compartments under the rake.
South Eastern Railway spokesman Sanjoy Ghosh said that
an enquiry has been ordered into the incident, which took
place at around 11.30 am.
The train reportedly stopped shortly after it left
Howrah station, owing to possible chain pulling and the guard
went to inspect the situation.
On finding that the air pressure in the brake system
had dropped, he started mending it, when the train started
moving again with the hapless guard holding on to the pipe, as
shown in a video clip shot by a bystander.
"It is possibly a case of miscommunication between the
driver of the train and the guard," Ghosh said.
The train was made to halt by RPF personnel alerting
passengers to pull the chain, and the guard escaped unhurt, he
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