An alert Khalid averted a major tragedy
The Milli Gazette
Published Online: Jun 14, 2012
Print Issue: 16-30 June 2012
Indore: Presence of mind on part of Muhammad Khalid, resident of Tatpatti Bakhal, averted a major train tragedy. By pulling the chain in time he helped 110 passengers escape death. Within minutes the bogey was in flames. Survivors managed a narrow escape though they lost all their belongings. The incident occurred on Akola-Ratlam train in the wee hours of Wednesday (30 May) when many passengers were fast asleep. Passengers after noticing sparks in coach no. 88793 raised an alarm. Before the fire could engulf the entire coach and the adjacent ones Muhammad Khalid pulled the chain and asked the passengers to jump off as soon as possible. The cause of the fire, could not be established an FSL team has begun investigations.
This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 June 2012 on page no. 15blog comments powered by Disqus