Picture of the Day: Somebody stole this train!!!

Posted on August 29, 2006
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How can somebody steal a whole damn train? Well, they can, and did!

Stolen Train

Supposedly the ‘thief’ was a crazy person from a town near Karachi, who stole the train, drove it down the track for 20 miles and almost caused a serious accident as he was only yards away from colliding with a crowded passenger train. For a while this was being considered a terrorist attack, but it turned out not to be so.

The culprit, according to BBC, was identified as Madan, a resident of Hyderabad.

Staff of Pakistan railway work at engine which was diverted onto service lane in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug 23, 2006. A Pakistani man stole the unattended train engine from a southern station, driving it more than 30 kilometers (20 miles) and dangerously close to a passenger train on the same line before being arrested, police said. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

And how did the train get left unattended? Well, its the damn tea again. When its time for tea, we Pakistanis drop everything and just go savor our thirst :).

The railway engine was stolen from a marshalling yard near Karachi after its driver and fireman left it to have tea, officials say. They say that the accused man, Madan, drove the engine 30km (20 miles) towards Karachi and did not stop at two stations in between – prompting fears of a major terrorist incident. A passenger train, plying the same railway track, was stopped at the main Karachi cantonment railway station to avoid a major accident. The Divisional Superintendent of Karachi, Mir Mohammed Khaskheli, said that the stolen engine was then diverted to a loop line where engineers were able to bring it to a halt.

Madan’s wife, Jabli, and his son, Ramesh, told newsmen in Hyderabad that he was admitted to a mental asylum three months ago but had managed to abscond. They said that they came to know of his whereabouts when they saw Madan’s pictures on a local TV channel on Wednesday.(BBC)

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15 responses to “Picture of the Day: Somebody stole this train!!!”

  1. well, i think “chhailaa” (like in chailchhabila) will be bettre than handsome?

  2. shbn says:

    @ ifaqeer:

    Nawa Aya eh sohniyaaaaaaaa?? sounds so much better than “you’re new here hansommmmmmmmmmme?”

  3. jyoti says:

    @iFakeer. Gabbar Singh calle Basanti “chhamiya” in Sholey. Do you thnik he should have called her “sundari”:) Same for “my darling” and “handsome”:)

  4. shbn says:

    @ ifaqeer:

    Lost in translation :D

  5. iFaqeer says:

    nonono! Don’t throw “my darling” in there! Now it will take all day to get that out of my head!!

    I’d have said “You’re new here, Handsome?”

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