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Train drivers applies brakes to save an Elephant life,visuals gone Viral on social media

Viral Video, August 27:  While moving with passengers two train drivers are being hailed on social media for displaying presence of mind and saving the life of an an elephant crossing the tracks.

The incident took place between Nagrakata-Chalsa, in Jalpaiguri district in North Bengal where the elephant is seen walking very close to the railway tracks. Taking quick action, the drivers applied the brakes on time that slowed down the train. The elephant can then be seen moving away from the tracks and entering the jungle as the train continues to move forward.


The video was shared on the official Twitter account of Alipurduar Division, NF Railway with a caption, ‘While working 03150Dn KanchanKanya Exp spl at 17.45 hrs today, Alert LP Sri D.Dorai & ALP Sri P. Kumar noticed One Tusker adjacent to track at KM 72/1 between Nagrakata-Chalsa & applied Emergency brake to control the train & save it.’


The video has gone viral, and many have applauded train drivers for their quick actions to help the animal.

One user wrote, ‘That’s a commendable job. Thanks a lot. I am from Alipurduar so I still remember the accident where many elephants died. Actually, it was happing quite often then. But now the situation has completely changed. Great Job Sir.’ A second commented, ‘Awesome, kudos and many thanks to the driver. Great job. Thanks for saving a precious life.’


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