Bolan Mail derails near Naundero; five injured

June 15, 2015 Off By Web Desk

NAUNDERO: Bolan Mail’s five bogies were derailed near Rukk Railway Station near here on Tuesday morning. The cause behind derailment was stated to be a 20-feet breach in Dadu Canal that occurred near Rukk village.

The breach took place in the wee hours of today, but nobody was aware of it, except the villagers. The area was inundated by the breach water. Five train passengers were injured, who were rescued by the villagers.

Bolan Mail train was going to Quetta from Karachi when it crossed Shahnawaz Bhutto railway station. The railway authorities posted there gave it a green signal and the train was moving fast with its usual speed. When the train reached near Rukk Railways Station, the driver found water all around and he applied brakes due to which five bogies were derailed.

The injured were Sumair Shaikh, Waqar Shaikh and others who are residents of Larkana. The villagers of nearby villages including Channa Wandh, Jamali village and others came out of their homes and rescued passengers. They told media that about 20 villages have so far been inundated and water was spreading fast but the irrigation department officials have not reached the spot to fill the breach which has caused tremendous loss to their valuables and cattle.

Divisional Superintendent, Sukkur, Mian Fazalullah, arrived at the scene and inquired about the incident from the travelling passengers. He said that the derailment incident occurred due to sudden breach in the Dadu Canal for which irrigation authorities have been informed along with Deputy Commissioner, Shikarpur. Mian said that the railway traffic will soon be restored after repairing the track.