Jharsuguda : “After crossing Merut Station, I was sitting at my berth no. 18 in S-1 Coach, when the train had picked up speed ,I was wondering why the train had taken speed as the train was reaching station before time, after some time a sudden strong brakes applied before I could learn what had happened, our coach toppled down and even I fell down and remained complete blank for few minutes, after sometime, I was nervous not knowing what happened when someone called out to give our hands and managed to come out of an emergency window. I received some injuries on elbow, knee and shoulder.” said Dyumatsen Barik, working as a constable with Keonjhar Police Department, who was travelling to Roorkee in the Kalinga-Utkal Express that derailed near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar pradesh on Saturday
Along with Dyumatsen Barik even another four policemen belonging to different places like Sundergarh, Rourkela and Bhubaneswar travelling on different coaches had a narrow escape. These policemen were heading for an IED Training to be held at Army’s Bengal Engineer College situated at Roorkee.
When contacted another Sundergarh Havildar, Sudhanshu Shekar Behera, travelling on the seat no. 47 at S-9 Coach says, “I felt a major jerk of brakes but after wards the coach remained still when we came out we saw that our coach has been disconnected and other coaches have moved few meters and had been lying toppled down, even one of the coach had toppled one another, I just thank god for my new life.”
I came out from the coaches and had been helped by the locals people who asked to sit and gave us water to drink. Then I called to my family members and spoke to them. After which I contacted all the other colleagues managed to come at one place. The locals had assisted us and dropped us to the bus stand where we took a bus for Roorkee. he added
Another odisha’s policemen, Bhagydhara Sampathi, (Siphai) and Ranjit Kumar Pradhan (37), (Havildar) with Bhubaneswar police security wing of Bhubaneswar police and Rourkela’s Arundeep Mundari, (Constable) were also travelling on the same train.