Pilots stop train engine to allow elephant cross railway tracks in eastern India

Alert pilots of a train stopped the engine to facilitate an elephant crossing the tracks in eastern India’s West Bengal.

The incident took place on a railway track between Nagrakata and Chalsa stations on May 29.

Visuals showed an elephant crossing the railway track and getting into the dense forest. The pachyderm had strayed into the tracks from the nearby forest. Fortunately, it did not take long for the jumbo to cross the tracks, as the pilots waited patiently, to avoid a man-animal conflict.

According to reports, alert Loco Pilot and Assistant Loco Pilot of train number 15468 Bamanhat-Siliguri Special, AK Misra and Abishek Shaw stopped the engine to allow the elephant to cross.

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