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Posted: Jul 18 2017 (15:33)
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Crime/AccidentsECoR/East Coast -Jul 18 2017 (15:00) A porter saves a train from passing collapsed bridge in Odisha
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BHUBANESWAR: "I was about to enter into the bridge. I saw two pillars of the railway bridge over Nagabali river between Therubali and Singapur Road stations collapsed in front of me. I immediately informed station master about the incident," said Hari Himirika, 35, a licensed porter of Theruvali station.
The porter's phone call to the station master on Sunday saved a goods train which was supposed to cross the bridge that collapsed due to heavy flow of flood water in river Nagabali. After this call, the station master immediately stopped the train which was given track signal at Singapur Road to reach Theruvali after crossing the bridge.
* We have seen porters lifting luggage of 20-50 kgs and take a few paxs to station entry with safety.
* But this smart and alert porter has ensured safety of 4000-5000 T load (freight train), and ensure safety of rest of the bridge, as the whole bridge would have been destroyed had Hari Hamirika not intervened and freight train derailed on the collapsed two pillars.
* Hats off to the great porter and may God bless him. He have definitely averted an imminent major disruption in Rly services on the route.
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