SHIMLA: Two foreign nationals were killed while others were injured when two bogeys of a chartered train went off the track at Parwanoo on Kalka-Shimla Unesco Heritage Track.
"Preliminary reports received from the site said that two persons have died in the accident while at least five others are injured," Divisional railway manager, Northern Railways, Ambala, Dinesh Kumar said.
He said that the chartered train, with four bogies, had been hired by tourists. It met with the accident on the Kalka-Shimla rail tracks.
"The special train was booked through an agent," he said.
Kumar said the cause of the accident was not immediately clear and an inquiry had been ordered into the incident.
The toy train moves at very slow speed, Its surprising that tracks are not maintained for such an accident to have taken place. How does one attract tourist to India if we can't even assure safety of one's life!!
look at how calmly we tell this is not the first time this issue has happened...how can life be given such little value...pat
Time has come to sell train and track to scrap metal dealer and construct new rail line and train.
radha charan Das
Will the railway minister resign on behalf of Modi? No. Power hungry couple
Being the only railway facility to reach Shimla, travellers often prefer it because of the beautiful route which it covers and its toy like structure.
First time this iconic train had met any accident as far as I know. Toy train is a centre of attraction for tourists...some caution should have been taken to avoid this mishap.
there is no word as safety in Indian dictionary.... politicians treat the people like cattle, their convoy is traffic free and peoples ambulances are stuck in traffic, any building or project is passed without safety norms....
If the Toy Train moves at less than 30kmph derails and two passengers die ............... something very funny ................... Either the passengers were too old and died of shock or they were sitting at the Door etc .................... I am quite intrigued how has the accident led to death. Sad !!!!
Why are so many derailment happening, what has happened to railway safety
Repeatedly the accidents are happening, no means to check that. Better stop the services. Simply don't take lives of people out.