Berichtete ich noch in meinem letzten Blog-Eintrag ueber meine schoene Fahrt mit dem Miniaturzug durch die Nilgiri-Berge von Ooty nach Mettupalayam, so lass ich in der TIMES OF INDIA (Chennai, Wednesday, May 14, 2008, p. 9) leider folgendes:
"One more dies in Nilgiris rail mishap
Coimbatore: One more railway staff died of severe head injuries on Tuesday taking the toll in the freak mishap on the Nilgiris mountain railway line on Sunday to three.
Two track men died on the spot when the brakes of the push trolley, in which they were speeding down the Connor station, failed and they were flung off.
Six others who travelled along with them jumped off the trolley and sustained injuries. But one of them, Mohammed Siddick, suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to a private hospital here, but he died on Tuesday. The passengers of the Nilgiris Queen toy train had a miraculous escape as the trolley was stopped just before a collision could take place.
The toy train also called the Nilgiris Queen, connecting Ooty with Mettupalayam in Coimbatore district, was started way back in 1899.
The UNESCO had declared the train as world heritage for being a sheer engineering marvel. This is the first time that such a mishap has occurred."
Dieser Zwischenfall zeigt ganz deutlich, dass die Gefahren in unserer Welt einfach ueberall zu finden sind. Sie verbergen sich nicht nur in Naturkatastrophen, wie dem Erdbeben in China oder dem Zyklon in Myanmar, sowie dem Bombenanschlag in Jaipur, die es als mediale Grossereignisse in die Weltpresse schaffen. Aber dazu an anderer Stelle mehr...
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