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Blame Game on Over Magadh Express Accident

The wrangle between the railways and state government over the cause of the train accident continues, and like in the case of the Rafiganj train accident, the state government is not accepting the theory of “sabotage” projected by railway officials with regard to Magadh Express accident that occurred at Baruna near Buxar on Sunday. Commissioner for railway safety Mahesh Chand went to the site on Monday to make an on-the-spot inquiry into what could have been another major train accident. While he was shown the rail track reportedly cut with the help of a saw, the railway officials concerned also gave him the saw which, they felt, was used to cut the railway track. However, the state government is making holes into the sabotage theory advanced by the railways. “The driver of the train said that he did not see anyone immediately after he had applied the emergency brake,” said railway IG V Narayanan. He said that preliminary investigations into the accident were still on and the expertise of forensic experts would be used during the probe. “However, on the basis of what is visible to the naked eye, it did not appear to be a case of sabotage,” he said. Full Story

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