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Puri Howrah Vande Bharat Express Accident Due to Lightning

Puri Howrah Vande Bharat Express Accident Due to Lightning

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Puri Howrah Vande Bharat Express was partially damaged, and the overhead power cables snapped due to heavy wind of Nor’wester at an over-bridge near Baitarani Road in Jajpur district. Puri Howrah Vande Bharat Express was hit by lightning and a hailstorm that cracked the windscreen of the driver’s cabin. The 22896 Vande Bharat Express was hit by lightning and a hailstorm that cracked the windscreen of the driver’s cabin said officials. Officials said that the overhead electric wire was also damaged by an uprooted tree resulting in the train being stranded at the Baitarani Road railway overbridge for over two hours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Puri Howrah Vande Bharat Express via video conferencing on 25 May 2023. The train has significantly cut down the travel ti...