Speeding train runs over 35 people in Bihar; angry locals assault driv

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    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    Why were there people on the railway tracks ? Why did the people then assault the driver of the train (as per reports he is either dead or in critical condition due to the beating) despite it being their own fault and then go on to smash the windows of two more trains at the station and set them on fire ?

    Nitish Kumar should first get Bihar under control before thinking of Prime Minister ship - pehle Bihar ko sambhaliye Nitish babu before claiming superior `Bihar Model of Governance` or should it be `Bihar Model of Lawlessness`.

    Speeding train runs over 35 people in Bihar; angry locals assault driver, set coaches on fire

    PATNA: A speeding train ran over pilgrims crossing rail tracks in Bihar early on Monday, killing at least 35 people, according to officials.

    PN Rai, a railway official in Bihar, confirmed 35 people had died in the accident at Dhamara Ghat station.

    The train, Rajya Rani Express, stopped a few hundred yards beyond the spot where it hit the pilgrims. Angry locals then pulled out the train driver and assaulted him.

    MP Dinesh Chandra Yadav said the driver had died, but a top railway official Arunendra Kumar said the driver was in hospital in critical condition.

    The mob then got all the passengers out of the train and set some coaches on fire. Groups of young men also smashed the window panes of two other trains that were at the station.

    The pilgrims were crossing the tracks when they were hit by the train, Dinesh Yadav said. Several other people were injured in the accident.

    Arunendra Kumar said the express train was not supposed to halt at Dhamara Ghat and had been given clearance to pass through the station. However, some pilgrims waited on the tracks thinking they could stop the train, he said.

    Monday was the last day of month-long prayer ceremonies at the Katyayani temple near Dhamara Ghat, a popular Hindu pilgrimage site. The pilgrims were returning after offering morning prayers.
     
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    This is a tragic incident, and but assaulting the driver makes it a travesty.
     
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    Re: Speeding train runs over 35 people in Bihar; angry locals assault

    Dumbass free-loaders who stand in front of a speeding train in order to board without tickets deserve their fate.
     
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    The biggest mistake by the driver was to have stopped the train after the unfortunate incident.

    What was he expecting from the mob after this? I pray for his rapid recovery.
     
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    Re: Speeding train runs over 35 people in Bihar; angry locals assault

    those 35 stupid people has no right to live after all.

    train is not maruti 800 which can brake in few meters.

    BTW train tracks in india are meant for trains not for morning walk


    stupid and silly people,who died by their stupidity,
     
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    Re: Speeding train runs over 35 people in Bihar; angry locals assault

    Disclaimer : My rants against Nitish Kumar/JD(U) not to be taken against the people or state of Bihar.
     
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    It was a tragedy and we need to respect the dead.

    Having said that, walking on the tracks was in violation of safety rules. In fact, the RPF should off an on launch a drive to pick up people walking on the tracks and fine them so that the safety norms violation will stop.

    The railways should also take steps to induct remote door operating technology while introducing new coaches so that only the platform side doors open and they open only at stations. The technology is there and it is time the railway authorities looked seriously at the option, so that eventually all coaches will have remotely operated doors in a decade or so.
     
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    does that place has rob or anything to cross over track if not how could you blame them,also media says usually this train travels slowly here and it is first time it was cruising at this place so is there anything went wrong? think over it.
     
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    Re: Speeding train runs over 35 people in Bihar; angry locals assault

    Looks like they are not merely crossing the tracks, but walking on them. Otherwise the death toll would not have been this high. And the people were also jumping into the tracks through the doors away from the platform. This is a common sight in India's railway stations. That is why trains need automatic/remotely operated doors that open only onto the platform and not way from them.

    If express trains are to slow down at every small station, how will they keep their schedule? Blaming the train driver after foolishly standing in front of a train is pointless.
     
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    The Driver died. ( source News channel ticker)
     
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    Rest in Peace to the Driver and Pilgrims ..

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    Most of these pilgrims in gangs are basically hooligans in trains, They were idiot to think they can stop a 2000tons train at instant ..
     
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    Sitting, dancing, enjoying on the railway track itself proves that those who died were idiots, unlucky, and irresponsible, but responsible for the accident, they can not blame anyone for their own folly,rather we should think that they have been summoned by Lord Shiva.

    In any case JD(U) is directly responsible for this, Nitish Kumar should resign, Nittish Kumar haaye haaye !!:p
     
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    Height of lawlessness.... afterall what do you expect in a state where even railway staff are scared to check tickets or bar ticketless hooligans' entry into reserved coaches.

    Bihar and UP are two worst states for train travel in India.
     
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    Re: Speeding train runs over 35 people in Bihar; angry locals assault

    Mob syndrome.
    Slightest provocation can make things ugly.
    Not contradicting what you have said and I am not justifying violence but could have happened in any state in India.
    Taking law into our hands is a national character.
     
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    RIP to those who died.

    How it was driver's fault? :facepalm: Stupid Mob :mad:

    Our country has some of the worst rail crossing accidents but government never do anything to sort it out.
    Railway board should do proper fencing so no one can trespass the tracks. If that is not possible then at least fence the fast trains tracks.
     
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    Re: Speeding train runs over 35 people in Bihar; angry locals assault

    Certainly, the poepl who was crossing the track or walking on the track has their share of faults.
    But you also have to ask a question: what did driver do seconds before all this happened. Did he see there were people on the track? Did he horn to warn them? Did he try to slow down the train? If he took all the neccesarry steps, I really don't think there would be so many people dead even if they were sleeping on the track!
     
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    Preliminary investigations reveal extensive wear on the train's brake pads consistent with massive emergency braking shortly prior to impact. In short, yes, the driver was doing his job. Unfortunately, trains are heavy and require a lot of distance to stop.
     
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    A better idea would be to put a fence around the tracks - here in the States and in China, high-speed sections of track around train stations are usually fenced off with wooden posts, chain-link, barbed wire, or even concrete barriers.
     
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    The biggest fault here lies in the civil engineer who approved an 80 km/h section of track between two sides of a train station without installing a pedestrian overpass over them or even a fence around it. Trains everywhere encounter fatal accidents, but the nature of this accident implies deliberate design error rather than mechanical failure or operator error.
     
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    Re: Speeding train runs over 35 people in Bihar; angry locals assault

    Have you read the first post of the thread ?

     

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