Timely braking of the train by two alert loco drivers saved the life of this elephant in North Bengal
Applying the emergency brakes timely, alert loco pilots of an Indian Railways train saved an elephant from being run over. The incident happened in North Bengal and the video was shared by the Divisional Railway Manager of the region.
#Alert LP & ALP of 15767 Up SGUJ-APDJ Intercity Exp Sri R.R. Kumar & S. Kundu suddenly noticed one Wild Elephant crossing the track at KM 23/1 between Gulma-Sivok at 17.35 hrs yesterday & applied brake to control Train speed saving Wildlife. @wti_org_india@RailMinIndia @RailNf pic.twitter.com/12PC5ffTqO
— DRM APDJ (@drm_apdj) May 12, 2022
In the footage one can see the lone elephant coming very close to the railway tracks. The moment the loco pilots, R.R. Kumar and S. Kundu saw the creature they used the emergency brakes bringing the train to a halt and saving the jumbo from being hit by the train and getting injured gravely.
Earlier too a similar incident like this had taken place between Nagrakata-Chalsa, in Jalpaiguri district in North Bengal when a wild elephant was saved due to timely braking by the loco pilots.