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Train Derails and Climbs Platform at Mathura Junction; Another Mishap Averted by Mursalin Seikh

A train originating from Delhi derailed and ended up on a platform at Mathura Junction on Tuesday night. The train involved was an electrical multiple unit (EMU), and fortunately, there were no reported casualties according to news agency PTI. The engine of the train caused damage to a section of the platform and an electric pole. Videos from various news agencies displayed the train’s engine close to the station’s name board. The EMU came to a halt after it ascended the platform and struck the electric pole.

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The director of the railway station, SK Srivastava, stated to the news agency that the train was en route from Shakur Basti. He added that all passengers had disembarked before the accident occurred. The railways have initiated a thorough investigation into the incident.

As per authorities, the train reached Mathura Junction at 10:49 pm on Tuesday. Following the disembarkation of all passengers, it rolled along the tracks and ultimately came to a stop on platform 2A after colliding with the pole. They also noted that a woman suffered an electric shock but received immediate first aid treatment.

A section of platform 2A sustained damage in the incident, leading to restricted train movement from that area. However, other services are functioning normally.

This incident follows closely after a 12-year-old boy averted a potential catastrophe in West Bengal by alerting an oncoming passenger train with his red shirt. The train’s loco-pilot noticed the boy’s signal and applied emergency brakes just in time. The teenager, identified as Mursalin Seikh by PTI, hails from a nearby village and was with railway staff at the time. Sabyasachi De, Chief Public Relations Officer of Northeast Frontier Railway, commended Mursalin’s quick thinking in the face of potential danger. The incident took place last Thursday near the Bhaluka road yard.

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