Major tragedy averted at Kolkata metro
Kolkata: Passengers of the Kolkata metro were left panic-struck and a near-stampede like situation at Netaji Metro station (Kudghat) was averted after a powertrip on a Kavi Subhas-bound train sparked panic among Poila Baisakh revellers returning home on Sunday around 9.30 pm.
A few children were among those injured after an electrical snag left several coaches of the train stranded in a dark tunnel at the Netaji Bhavan Metro Station in Kudghat. Only two coaches of the rake were able to enter the station before the power trip.
The incident took place on a Kavi Subhas station-bound metro train. Passengers stuck in the dark coaches broke the windows to try to escape. They also climbed through the vestibules of the interconnected coaches to reach the first two coaches and get on to the platform,
A passenger claimed they had informed the driver earlier when they noticed sparks, but he did not pay heed, said reports.—Agencies