Indian passenger train ‘rolls backwards for 35km’

Indian passenger train ‘rolls backwards for 35km’
Indian passenger train ‘rolls backwards for 35km’

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Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - File picture taken June 30, 2014 shows Indian passengers travel on a suburban train in the financial capital, Mumbai. — AFP pic

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NEW DELHI, March 18 — An Indian passenger train rolled backwards for 35 kilometres, reports said today, in an alarming but injury-free incident caught in a video that went viral on social media.

The “mechanical failure” hit service from New Delhi to Tanakpur, Uttarakhand state, after the driver slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting an animal on the tracks, the NDTV channel reported.

The rail company later said the animal in question was a cow.

Reports said the out-of-control train reversed almost 35 kilometres, but the railways ministry did not immediately confirm the distance.

Fatal accidents are common on India’s vast but often dilapidated railway network, although in yesterday’s incident there were no injuries or deaths.

A tight-lipped statement from North Eastern Railway said only that an “incident” yesterday occurred “due to cattle run over”. It did not elaborate on how the train was brought under control.

“Train stopped just short of Khatima yard safely. There was no derailment and all passengers were transported to Tanakpur safely,” it said, adding that the driver and the guard had been suspended. — AFP

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