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Elephants halt Dooars train - Prompt action by driver diverts accident on tracks

 

THE TELEGRAPH
6 December, 2010
 
Jalpaiguri: A herd of wild elephants stood on the broad guage railway tracks running through the Champramari Wildlife Sanctuary in the Dooars, about 65 kilometres from here, today morning holding up the New Jalpaiguri-bound Intercity Express for about 25 minutes today.

The Intercity Express had just left Nagrakata station at about 8.20 am and had just crossed the Jaldahaka river, when the driver of the train spotted the herd and applied the brakes bringing the train to a halt. Behind it, the Delhi-bound, Mahananda Express was also held up.

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