Ranchi: Shaktipunj Express train from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh to Howrah in West Bengal left yesterday. At around 6 pm, the train passed through the dense forest area of the Palamupuli Sanctuary in the state of Jharkhand.
At that time, train driver AK Vidyarthi saw elephants crossing the tracks in a herd. He acted quickly and applied the emergency brake. 12 elephants survived as the train stopped 60 meters before the elephants.