Buffalo stops express train
  Sep 04, 2010 12.30 PM

In a rare incident near Chennai, an express train full of passengers was stopped by a stray bullock which was wandering on the track.

Lalbagh Express, bound to Chennai, was on its usual trip coming from Bangalore. The train which starts its journey from Bangalore at 6:30 AM was speeding its way towards Chennai when the driver spotted a buffalo on the track at a distance. Not wanting to hit the animal, the driver was clever enough to avoid an accident and possibly a disaster. The driver applied sudden brake which made the train to stop abruptly.

Just after crossing the Pattabhiram station, the express train came to a screeching halt just in front of the buffalo touching its horns. The whole incident looked as if the buffalo stopped the train with its horns.

Due to this, the train's engine developed a snag and could not be restarted. Passengers in the train lost their patience and started moving towards nearby stations to catch suburban trains to take them to the Central station. Amidst lots of commotion, the engine failure was finally rectified and the train slowly made its way to the Central station.

The passengers had to withstand a delay of two hours caused by the buffalo.

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