The driver was able to stop the train in 15 seconds within a distance of 108 meters but the train slightly dashed with the elephant.
An elephant was hit by 15614 Lachit Express between Boginadi – Gogamukh railway stations of Rangiya Division of N. F. Railway last night.
The elephant appeared suddenly on railway track and the Loco Pilot (driver) of the train had to apply emergency brake. The driver was able to stop the train in 15 seconds within a distance of 108 meters but the train slightly dashed with the elephant.
The Assistant Loco Pilot of the train got down from the engine and checked the nearby area of track for the elephant. He reported seeing the elephant running away towards nearby jungle.
It may be mentioned that in the current year till date there are 6 incidents where drivers had to stop train to give path to herd of elephant crossing railway track.