Train derails in Patna, 7 dead and 29 injured, poor maintenance of railways blamed

Bihar – Seven passengers were killed and 29 others were injured when a train derailed around 30 kilometers north of Bihar’s capital Patna in the early hours of Sunday, while most of the passengers were fast asleep.

No sooner accident occurred, villagers rushed to the spot to aid the rescuers of India’s Disaster Management team. The bodies were lying packed in the overturned coaches.

According to Indian Railways official, Rajesh Dutt, rescue operations were completed by Sunday afternoon, and the cause of the accident is under vigilant investigation.

However, PTI (Press Trust of India) speculated the cause of the accident to be due to a rail fracture.

Indian Railway system is world’s vast and expanded railway system, but it lack modern signaling and communication systems.

Most of the train accidents in India occur due to outdated equipment, poor maintenance, and irresponsible human intervention.