Two Goods Trains Collide in Punjab, Injuring Loco Pilots

Two Goods Trains Collide in Punjab

Fatehgarh: In a major accident near Madhopur in Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, two goods trains collided on Sunday morning. The collision occurred at around 3:45 am near the New Sirhind station of the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited track built for goods trains. As a result of the collision, two loco pilots were injured and have been admitted to the Civil Hospital in Fatehgarh Sahib. Their condition is critical, and they have been referred to Rajindra Hospital in Patiala for further treatment.


  • Accident Time: The accident happened at quarter to four in the morning.
  • Cause of Collision: The collision occurred when two goods trains loaded with coal were standing near Madhopur. The engine of one of the goods trains came off and collided with the other train. Subsequently, the engine overturned and got stuck in a summer special passenger train traveling from Ambala to Jammu Tawi. Another engine was attached to the passenger train and sent off.
  • Rescue Efforts: Railway employees promptly reached the accident spot and broke the glass from the engine to rescue the trapped loco pilots, Vikas Kumar and Himanshu Kumar. Both loco pilots, who are residents of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, were immediately sent to the hospital for medical attention.
  • Investigation: Senior officials from DRM Railway, GRP, and RPF of Ambala Division arrived at the scene and inspected the area. Orders were subsequently given to investigate the cause of the collision.
Two Goods Trains Collide in Punjab

The Ambala-Sirhind railway track, where the accident occurred, is one of the busiest railway tracks, with hundreds of trains traveling on it. Authorities are examining whether the trains were running on the same track or if any other error led to the collision. The incident highlights the importance of safety measures and thorough investigations to prevent such accidents in the future.