About two weeks ago, a video of an elephant being badly injured while crossing the railway tracks in West Bengal went viral and after struggling for hours, the sweet soul passed away. The news caused rage among people and they started questioning the railway authorities’ alertness.
But recently, something happened that proved that a little presence of mind can save a life.
The official Twitter handle of Alipurduar Division, N. F. Railway tweeted a video of an elephant crossing the tracks and wrote about how the loco driver of the train pulled the break just in time and saved the animal’s life. Read and watch below:
Today morning at 8.30 hrs, #AlertCrew of 55726 Dn Sri Uttam Barua & D.D.Kumar suddenly noticed that a Wild Elephant was walking along the track at Km 71/7 betn NKB- CLD & stopped train immediately with Emergency brake. @RailNf @wti_org_india @RailMinIndia pic.twitter.com/EkSFEW9KGe— DRM APDJ (@drm_apdj) October 14, 2019
Now that the video has gone viral, people are asking the officials to reward the train driver for his alertness.
The Loco Pilot must be rewarded for being alert and saving the life of that elephant.— the_millennial (@kunal_kaklij) October 14, 2019
Great effort reward him this Diwali— Nitesh (@tesh123456) October 15, 2019
Thank God!! Much appreciation for the loco pilot!!— JL3ague (@jl3ague) October 15, 2019
Honestly, this kind of news restores our faith in humanity and we wish everyone working in the railway sector take a cue from Mr D.D Kumar!