A Railway Accident
A few days back, my uncle had invited me to spend the summer holidays with him. He lives in Amritsar. Hearing the invitation, I became quite happy and was anxious to see the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh.
I left Delhi on 27th June 2008. I packed my luggage and left for the railway station. When I reached the station, I saw many passengers standing in a queue at the ticket counter. My father bought a ticket for Amritsar. The train was right on time. Quickly rushed to the compartment and sat near the window. About ten minutes later, the guard whistled and the train started moving
Around fifteen minutes before our train left, the Jammu Tavi Express had been given a clear signal. According to the instructions, it had stopped before drain No. 5 at the old Seemapuri railway crossing. The driver of our train saw a red signal but did not care for it. The train jumped the red signal and hit the slow-moving Jammu Tavi Express. There was a dreadful collision. The last two bogies of the Jammu Tavi Express got derailed. The engine of our train was badly damaged.
According to the report around twenty passengers died on the spot. A lot of them were badly wounded. The sight was quite sad. The luggage of the passengers lay scattered here and there. The station staff and the Red Cross unit with ambulance rushed to the accident spot. The badly wounded passengers were quickly taken to the hospital.