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Jamshedpur: 2 loco pilots run over by Howrah Mail, probe ordered

Mail News Service

Chakradharpur, Nov 19: Two loco pilots died on duty after being run over by Howrah Mail in the yard of the Rajkharsawan railway station. The incident took place early on Saturday when the victims – loco pilot TK Sahana and assistant loco pilot Mohammad Akhtar Alam – were changing the engine of a goods train in the yard.

The railway authorities have instituted an inquiry into the incident that has left the railway employees of Chakradharpur division in shock and grief. Bodies of the victims were brought to Chakradharpur after the incident and later on Saturday morning were sent for post mortem to ascertain the exact cause and time of death.

Senior railway officials along with loco pilots and other railway employees reached the Chakradharpur sub-divisional hospital where the mortal remains of the two victims were kept. Sources said that the cause behind the accident is being investigated to ascertain whether any negligence was involved.

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