The tragedy that struck passengers aboard the ill-fated Indore-Patna Express in the wee hours of Sunday morning has been dubbed as among the worst train accidents seen in India in recent years.
Over 180 people are feared injured in the tragedy. The accident has left many children orphaned and one can only cringe at the stories of helplessness and tragedy that have emerged in the aftermath.
Amid the slew of horror stories that we have heard over the last 36 hours comes a story that offers hope at a time of epic tragedy.
According to a report published in HindustanTimes, all the family member were trapped inside the Bogey B S1. That’s when Chaurasia said his mother’s walking stick came to their rescue.
“Trapped inside the damaged bogey, I broke the window pane with the help of my mother’s stick and came out after nearly an hour of the mishap. Maa ki charri ne pure parivar ki jaanbacha li (My mother’s walking stick saved the life of the entire family),” Manoj Chaurasia said.
The incident left his mother completely shocked and she was not able to talk for sometime. However, the family safely arrived at Patna junction in a special train arranged by the Railways.
News Source: HindustanTimes
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