A LOCOMOTIVE travelling to Myitkyina from Mandalay derailed at a bridge between the Intaw and Nabar stops yesterday morning, injuring two drivers.
The train left Mandalay for Myitkyina on Friday, officials said, adding that the passengers were safe as the carriages of the train remained on the tracks. The cause of the derailment remains unknown; an investigation is under way.
Officials are making arrangements to transport the stranded passengers of the derailed train as well as those from other trains which arrived to the derailing point to their destination.
Rail officials and civil engineers are at the sight inspecting the tracks to determine the reason for the rail accident.
“There should be regular railroad track inspections. I have witnessed how a driver stopped his train just in time to save it after seeing a track chain link had come loose.” a passenger said.
Aung Thant Khaing