April 23, 2024

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Oops, I forgot the handbrake!  A freight train travels a distance of 70 kilometers without a train driver  News

Oops, I forgot the handbrake! A freight train travels a distance of 70 kilometers without a train driver News

A freight train traveled a distance of about 70 km in India. It crossed three states and reached speeds of 100 km/h, but no train driver was on board. He reportedly went out for a drink break, but forgot to apply the handbrake.

look. This “ghost train” set off without a driver

The Indian Railways is investigating the strange incident. On Sunday, about fifty gravel-laden vehicles traveled at speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour from Jammu state through Kashmir to Punjab. There, according to the Times of India, the train slowed again on an ascending slope. Someone managed to jump on the train and pull the emergency brake.

“We have ordered an investigation,” Northern Railway spokesman Deepak Kumar said. He adds that fortunately there were no casualties. The train is said to have started on a natural slope at its starting point in Jammu and then continued on its own.

No accidents or injuries

At first, attempts to stop the train proved futile as it was traveling at too high a speed. The railway was able to warn all stations on the route, keep the level crossings closed and stop or divert other trains to allow the runaway freight train to pass. As a result, there were no accidents or injuries.

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