The operation of a high-speed Vande Bharat Express in the country is being celebrated, but concerns about railway safety are simultaneously being raised, especially following major train accidents at various locations. A significant train collision has recently occurred in Aunda, Bankura, West Bengal, fueling these concerns.
Description of the Incident
The impact was so intense that nearby residents reported hearing the echo. When locals rushed to the station, they found the engine of the second train had mounted the first goods train. Quick actions by local people saved the lives of the collective railway drivers involved in the accident.
#BREAKING_NEWS : Two goods trains collided with each other near West Bengal's Bankura.The incident happened at Onda station . #TRAIN #trainaccident #Bankura #GoodsTrain #Onda #WestBengal #IndianRailway #BREAKING_NEWS pic.twitter.com/yQ6vhtaczs— headlines bharat (@headlinesblive) June 25, 2023
LOOP Line Accident Recurrence
On Sunday morning, another accident occurred at Onda station in Bankura involving a goods train heading towards Bishnupur. Simultaneously, another goods train was travelling from Bankura to Vishnupur, entering the copper line. Due to its high speed, this train’s engine climbed over the other, leading to several derailments. This marks the second occurrence of a power line accident in this area.
This latest train collision intensifies the conversation surrounding railway safety in India. Thorough investigations must be carried out to understand the cause and prevent such accidents from recurring. Efforts should be concentrated on enhancing safety measures and controls, prioritizing the lives of railway users and workers.