Problem with locomotive’s equipment: Railway min after inspecting Bikaner-Guwahati train accident site | India News

JALPAIGURI/GUWAHATI: Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday inspected the Bikaner-Guwahati Express train accident site in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district and said that there was some issue with the equipment of the locomotive.
Nine people were killed and 36 injured after 12 coaches of the Bikaner-Guwahati Express train derailed, and some of them capsised near Domohani in Jalpaiguri district on Thursday.
Vaishnaw said that the actual reason behind the accident could be ascertained only after dismantling the engine’s equipment. He also met injured passengers at the hospital.
“The issue was with the locomotive’s equipment, not with speed restrictions or tracks. There will be marks on the equipment. Only after dismantling it and studying those marks, the reason behind the accident can be ascertained,” he told reporters after inspecting the accident site.
“The root cause (behind…

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