Dire need to avoid train accidents involving animals: Prabhu

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Dire need to avoid train accidents involving animals: Prabhu

New Delhi, Apr 7 (PTI) There is a dire need to avoid train accidents involving animals, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

“It is a very painful thing to see an animal die because of a speeding train or a car,” Prabha said.

He said he had recently held a meeting with the Chief Minister of Assam because of the issues related to elephants in the state.

There have been several train accidents in the past in Assam in which a large number of elephants were killed while crossing the tracks.

Prabhu said there was a Supreme Court judgement in this regard which his ministry would definitely follow.

The Railway Minister said he was in favour of taking even more measures to protect animals.

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