At least 20 people were injured when a train from Qazigund to Srinagar derailed. The engine and two carriages derailed as the driver overshot the intended station stop by nearly 200 metres. India, Kashmir. 23rd November 2011
Over two dozen people commuters were injured on Wednesday morning when a local train coming from Qazigund to Srinagar station derailed near Sadoora near Kulgam in south Kashmir.
Railway police inspector Sandeep Kour said that the train started at 11am from Qazigund station and derailed due to some miscalculation by the driver near Sadoora at about 11.15am.
Two of the bogies and the engine derailed. "All the injured commuters were shifted to hospital and administered first aid," inspector Sandeep said.
Hundreds of commuters travel by train to north and south of Kashmir every day since 2008. The travelers are mostly government and private employees.
SP Kulgam Mubashir Latiffi said the accident occurred due to the brakes failing. "We are however investigating the matter," he said.
The divisional administration has asked chief area manager Northern Railway, Upinder Singh, to enquire into the matter and furnish a report.
Singh who visited the spot said that a comprehensive report would be prepared to avoid such incidents in future.