While 50 cattle’s were mowed to death, commuters onboard train escaped unhurt, said sources.
“Timely response by the railway engine personnel averted mishap, derailed near Karondia village level-crossing between Sanchi- Salamatpur stations on at 10 AM,” said an official.
“On noticing the herd on track, the driver immediately applied emergency brakes,” he said.
The train, running at a speed of around 80 kmph at the time of the incident, was deftly brought under control and stopped quickly by the motorman within a short distance.
Engine suffered major damage and derailed as its wheels got entangled with the carcass of the cattle.
The train, which was already running late by 7 hours, was left standard for another three hours after the incident.