Two Loco Pilots Injured in Sirhind Train Collision

Two loco pilots were injured in a train collision at Sirhind railway station. The stationary goods train was hit by another, causing the engine to flip over and hit a passenger train. The pilots, Vikas Kumar and Himanshu Kumar, were injured and hospitalized. Restoration work is ongoing, and trains are being diverted.


PTI | Fatehgarhsahib | Updated: 02-06-2024 11:44 IST | Created: 02-06-2024 11:44 IST
Two Loco Pilots Injured in Sirhind Train Collision
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Two loco pilots sustained injuries Sunday morning in a collision involving a stationary goods train and another train at Sirhind railway station, according to a Government Railway Police (GRP) official.

The impact caused the engine of one train to flip over onto another track and collide with a passenger train, the official said.

Although there were no fatalities, the incident near Madhopur in Sirhind left loco pilots Vikas Kumar and Himanshu Kumar injured. A doctor from Fatehgarh Sahib Civil Hospital reported that Vikas Kumar suffered head injuries, while Himanshu Kumar had injuries to his back. Both were referred to Rajindra Hospital in Patiala.

Railway officials are currently overseeing restoration efforts, with trains being rerouted through Rajpura, Patiala, Dhuri, and some via Chandigarh.

In response to the incident, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann issued directives for the district administration to provide all necessary assistance.

'There was news of an accident involving two trains at Sirhind railway station. Thank God that there was no loss of life,' Mann expressed in a Punjabi post on the social media platform 'X'.

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