9 passengers have died in a train accident in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh. (ANI)
There was a massive collision between two trains in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh. Many bogies derailed. 9 passengers died and dozens were injured. After the accident, the rescue team reached the spot and pulled out the trapped people. Along with many countries of the world, many changes are being made in India too regarding the safety of trains, but the big question is which part of the train comes in the risk zone? That is, where is the greatest danger in case of train accidents?
After train accidents in many states of America, it was investigated which part of the world resulted in maximum deaths of passengers. During the investigation, it was understood which part has the highest risk, where the risk is less and what are the reasons for this.
This part of the train bogie is the safest
In the NBCnews report, rail safety lawyer Larry Mann says that during an accident, the safest part is the middle. The bogies in the middle of the train are the safest. Here the risk of someone’s death or injury is the least.
Larry, author of the Federal Railway Safety Act book, says that whenever a train accident occurs, either the front part of the train is damaged or the train crashes from the rear. In such a situation, the passengers sitting in the middle bogie are the safest.
According to Larry, when the investigation looked at the number of dead and injured and the seating location, many things came to light. The report revealed that even in the horrific accident, the passengers sitting in the middle of the train survived. Experts say, if you are also traveling by train, then traveling in the middle bogies is a safe option.
Understand Larry’s security model from Andhra Pradesh accident
Larry’s security model is now understood from the accident that happened in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh. The accident happened in Vijayanagkar on Howrah-Chennai line. The accident occurred when the Visakhapatnam-Rayagada Passenger Special train hit the Visakhapatnam-Palasa Passenger Express from behind. Both trains were badly damaged. Five coaches derailed. In this, 11 died and 50 were injured.
If we compare this accident with Larry’s security model, we find that the damage was maximum in the rear part of one train and the front part of the other train. The middle bogies remained safe. Reports say that this accident happened due to human error. In which the train had gone beyond the signal. According to the Indian Express report, the driver of the train that collided from behind had allegedly missed the signal, as a result of which he crossed the signal. Due to this, it collided with a slow moving passenger train.
#WATCH , Andhra Pradesh Train accident: Biswajit Sahu, CPRO, East Coast Railway, says “So far, 11 people have died and 50 others are injured. We are currently focusing on the track restoration work. The rescue operation is over now…We have arranged buses and trains for the pic.twitter.com/cKrXPMRiT5
— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2023
Looking at the pictures of the accident, it is clear that both the trains have been damaged due to the collision. One compartment has been badly damaged. There were more than 200 passengers in the trains at the time of the accident.
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