The driver of a suburban local train and a gangman were injured after the engine hit the dead-end buffer at the Nampally railway station here on Wednesday morning, officials said.
The incident took place around 7.40 am. on platform no. 2 as the driver of a MMTS train, a local rail service, passed beyond the stop board.
While it has not yet been ascertained whether it was the driver’s fault or a technical snag that resulted in the mishap, the railway police has booked a case under Section 337 of the IPC against the driver P Maniyam (40) for negligence.
”The train was at a very slow speed and coming for a stop at the end of the platform where the driver is supposed to stop it , but he overshot by a few meters and bumped into the dead-end buffer,” said SK Mishra, railway manager, Secunderabad division.
The driver got stuck inside the cabin. It took the railway authorities almost two hours to get him out. He was later shifted to a hospital where he was operated upon. His condition was stable.
The other injured gangman Narsimhulu who received minor injuries was admitted at the Government Railway Hospital at Mettuguda.