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Panic in Kolkata Metro

IANS  |  Kolkata 

There was panic among commuters following repeated sparks and sudden darkness inside a Metro Railway here on Sunday night.

There were, however, no injuries.

Many passengers got out of the train by breaking the window glasses in a desperate bid to ensure their safety near the in the Kudhat area.

The bound train from Dum Dum developed the snag while approaching and came to a halt.

"As the lights suddenly went out there was a big commotion inside the train. Many children traveling in the train for terrified and started crying. There was an announcement in the public address system asking the passengers to get out of the train quickly," said a passenger.

"There were sparks earlier also during the journey. We raised an alarm, but nobody listened to us. After the train gales Aa here, the doors did not open. After waiting for five minutes, we finally broke open the glass windows and came out," said another passenger.

The were disrupted after the incident.

Metro Railway sources said the problem arose due a power failure.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 03:24 IST
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