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What are some of the causes of train derailments?  
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Aug 01 2011 (23:52)

Entry# 415     
What are some of the causes of train derailments?

Aug 02 2011 (04:11)
News Entry# 32391  'Soil erosion caused train derailment in Malda'  
Posted by: Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   Added by: moderator*^~  Aug 01 2011 (23:52)
Malda, August 1, 2011
The Malda train mishap was apparently caused by sudden soil erosion, railway sources told Headlines Today on Monday.

Sources in railway confirmed the Headlines Today's finding, according to which sinking of track was the real reason of the accident. The accident took place on Sunday evening due to the derailment of Guwahati-Bengaluru Express, followed by ramming of
another train -- Azimganj-Malda Town Passenger -- into it.

According to initial observations, sudden sinking of track under the moving express train caused the engine and eight coaches to derail. Just 25 minutes before it, a train had passed on the same track without any problem.

It came as a surprise to railway officials as the area is not known for sinking of tracks. The Indian Railways generally applies safety curbs like speed restrictions in areas which are sinking prone.

A full fledged investigation by the commissioner of railway safety has been investigating the mishap.

Railway denies death
Initial reports had said one person was killed in the collision. However, the Eastern Railway general manager B. Barthua denied any death and said 30 passengers had injured.

"We take precautions by deputing patrolment but here in this location where the accident has taken place there is no such history. Commissioner for railway safety is already here. He is investigating to all the clues and he will come to a conclusion. So you will have to wait for the investigation to get over. We have got a total of 30 injured out of which 28 are simple injuries and only two are grievously injured," Barthua said.

Jul 31 2011 (21:53)
Blog Post# 213146-27     
DB*^~   Added by: moderator*^~  Aug 01 2011 (23:54)
@Dipyaman Basu**: Re# 213146-24
Darjeeling mail stuck at Aluabari.
According to the recent news, the driver of Guwahati Express had seen 2-3 people dead bodies lying on the rain line. It is may be to this reason, he had applied the emergency brake.
station is now flooded with people. A special enquiry counter has been opened there.
Kanchankanya and all other north bengal trains are reported to have been cancelled.
Helpline No: 035302692213 (NJP)
HAterbajar, Gour, Padatik, Kanchenkanya, Darjeeling Mail (All Cancelled)

Jul 10 2011 (21:24)
Blog Post# 202527-23     
SMJ   Added by: moderator*^~  Aug 01 2011 (23:55)
@Amjad Ali Khan**: Re# 202527-0
Here's wat written in news->
Guwahati-Puri Express Derails in Assam........
Guwahati, July 10 (IANS) Some coaches of the Guwahati-Puri Express derailed at Nalbari district in western Assam Sunday, officials said, adding that casualties were feared.
accident occurred near Ghograpara at around 8.30 p.m. as the train was on its way to Puri.
Police and railway teams were rushing to the spot.
Police and railway officials said they were not sure whether the derailment was caused by a blast or sabotage by militants or a technical fault. Local villagers, however, claimed to have heard a loud explosion before the accident.
The accident comes on the day 14 coaches of the speeding Kalka Mail derailed in Uttar Pradesh, killing about 35 people and leaving at least 150 injured.

Jul 10 2011 (21:44)
Blog Post# 202527-35     
Guest: 461a1325   Added by: moderator*^~  Aug 01 2011 (23:55)
@Pradyu విశాఖపట్టణం**: Re# 202527-31
New Delhi: The Jagannath Puri-Guwahati Express derailed after a blast on Sunday, leaving nearly fifty people injured. A blast on the railway track caused the derailment of the train.

Twelve bogies of the train derailed in Kamrup district in Assam.
DC SK Rai said that there were reports of some casualties in the accident.

Jul 10 2011 (22:30)
Blog Post# 202527-69     
SMJ   Added by: moderator*^~  Aug 01 2011 (23:56)
@all: Re# 202527-65
GUWAHATI: At least fifty passengers were injured as four coaches of Guwahati-Puri Express derailed following a suspected explosion near Rangia in Assam's Kamrup (Rural) district this evening, railway sources said.
The train left Guwahati railway station at 5.40 pm and the incident occurred at Dhatkuchi between Rangia and Ghagrapar about 30 km from here, they said.
The engine and
four bogies derailed in the remote area at around 8.30 pm. It is suspected that the derailment took place following an explosion. But it is yet to be confirmed, they said.
Railway officials have rushed to the spot with relief material and medical aid.
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