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Many dead in India rail tragedy

#1 by Sheldonboy , Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:58 pm

At least sixty dead, mown down by train.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-45913793


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RE: Many dead in India rail tragedy

#2 by Voltman , Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:36 pm

If you stand on railway tracks you get killed.
I thought everyone would know that.

Now they are blaming the government and the train driver.
It takes a mile to stop a fast train, the driver wouldn't have seen them soon enough to avoid hitting them.


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RE: Many dead in India rail tragedy

#3 by mikejee , Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:23 pm

Yet some people are just plain stupid. I remember a case reported when I was in Ghana of someone who had gone to sleep on a railway line and been run over, though, if I remember rightly the trains then went at about 20 mph , so the driver would have had more chance to stop in that case


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#4 by Voltman , Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:02 am

Mike, that sounds like pre-planned delayed suicide.
In any event Darwin had the right idea, I'm sure he would deplore our current UK nanny state.


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Looks like another nasty one
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