Close shave for passengers as train hits truck near Bengaluru

PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: 21-09-2021 14:35 IST | Created: 21-09-2021 14:13 IST
Close shave for passengers as train hits truck near Bengaluru
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Passengers and crew of Mysuru-Myladuthurai Express had a close shave on the city outskirts when the train hit a truck that had come in the middle of the track between Heelalige and Carmelaram.

Railway officials who confirmed the incident on Monday night said there were no reports of injuries or casualties.

The locopilot of the incoming Mysuru-Myladuthurai Express applied emergency brakes after seeing the vehicle on the track but could not prevent hitting it at around 8.30 pm.

The truck driver fled abandoning the vehicle at the spot, the officials said, adding, a case has been registered against him for negligent driving.

Soon after getting the information about the collision, senior Railway officials of the Bengaluru Division reached the spot with accident relief medical equipment, and doctors.

''The train did not jump track and rail services were restored after some time following the inspection which was carried out during heavy downpour'', an official said.

The passengers were provided water and food at the Bengaluru City Railway Station, Bengaluru Cantonment Railway Station, and Banaswadi Railway Station, the officials added.

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