Hirakhand Express mishap: Rusted track or sabotage?

hiraNew Delhi, Jan 23: Following the derailment of the Hirakhand Express at Andhra Pradesh on Saturday which claimed 39 lives, the railways claimed that it could have been a case of sabotage. Preliminary investigations showed that there was a breakage of the tongue rail near the Kuneru railway station which could have led to the accident.

A 15-inch gap in the rail line may have been the reason for the accident. Moreover, while joining the dots, the investigators are also looking into a ‘Naxal angle’ since the station is located in a Naxalite strong region.

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Author: Vicky Nanjappa

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