Boiler of toy train engine bursts in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris, two loco pilots injured

Two locopilots of a heritage train were injured when the boiler of its engine suddenly burst due to misfire in Nilgiris.

Published: 09th December 2017 03:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th December 2017 04:11 PM   |  A+A-

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COIMBATORE: Two loco pilots of a heritage train were injured when the boiler of its engine suddenly burst due to misfire, near Hillgrove railway station in Nilgiris district today.

The Nilgiris Mountain Railway train with six coaches and nearly 120 passengers, which left Mettupalayam for Udhagamandalam around 7 AM this morning, suddenly came to a halt on a bridge at Hillgrove, after it developed a snag in the engine, following a misfire, Railway sources said.

As one of the loco pilots tried to increase the pressure, hot water from the radiator splashed on them.

Bhoopathi and Satheesh sustained burn injuries, they said.

Another engine and two coaches have been requisitioned from Coonoor to take the stranded passengers and to shift the injured drivers to hospital, they said.

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