Narrow escape for passengers of Vikramshila Express as it rams into SUV
Patna, December 22, 2021
Passengers of New Delhi-Bhagalpur Vikramshila express had a narrow escape after it crashed into an SUV in Bihar on Wednesday morning.
The incident occurred at Daitabandh on the Keul-Bhagalpur rail section.
According to a railway official, the local residents have illegally constructed a railway crossing at Daitabandh halt for vehicles. While crossing, a Bolero got stuck on the tracks and despite efforts it could not be removed.
"The Bolero driver did not inform about it to officials of nearest railway station. Due to low visibility, the drivers of the train did not see the stuck vehicle, leading to the crash," he said.
Fortunately, the train did not derail after the accident and managed the cross it safely.
Following the accident, Jamalpur GRP has started investigations to identify the Bolero owner and driver.