In the early hours of Sunday, two freight trains collided in Bankura, West Bengal, causing the derailment of multiple carriages. A high-ranking official suggested that the probable cause of this mishap was the engine driver of the running goods train passing the home signal at Onda, which was red.

Bankura Train Accident Reason

Aditya Kumar Chaudhary, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of the South Eastern Railways, has identified the cause of the collision between two trains. He said that one train was stationary on the loop line while the other was supposed to stop at the red signal, however, it galloped ahead and derailed onto the tracks. The repair work finished close to 7.30 in the morning and the first train left the site around 8.30 am. As of now, eleven trains have been cancelled.

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