Cuttack youth ‘lucky’ to miss Utkal Express

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Missing Utkal Express turns to be lucky for Cuttack youth Cuttack: “If God wants to save you, no one can kill you.” This famous saying became true for a youth from Cuttack recently.

According to reports, one Mir Tutu of the Idgah area of the Millennium City was supposed to travel by the Puri- Haridwar Utkal Express, which derailed in Muzzafarnagar on Saturday killing 23 people and injuring over 150 people. However, he missed the train as he was late to arrive at the railway station. He then boarded a different train without knowing it. It was only later that he realized that he was lucky to have missed the train.

“I was scheduled to travel to New Delhi by the Puri- Haridwar Utkal Express. However, I boarded another train by mistake as I was late and did not have the time to verify the train. I went to S-1 coach and tried to sit on a berth. But a man protested by showing his ticket. After going through my ticket, the man informed me that I had boarded a different train,” narrated Tutu who was slated to go to his uncle’s house in New Delhi.

“I got down at Bhadrak and returned home. The following day, I heard about the train accident and found that the coach in which I was supposed to travel was damaged the most. I feel so happy and thank God for saving me,” he added.

Tutu’s family members also claimed that it is because of God’s grace that he returned home alive. They also expressed grief over the loss of life and property due to the train accident.

“My son was going to his uncle’s house in New Delhi for the first time. But he returned home after missing the Puri- Haridwar Utkal Express on Friday. Later, we learnt that Utkal Express had met with an accident and the same coach in which Tutu was to travel was damaged the most. I am grateful to God for giving a second life to my son. However, I also felt pity for the kin of the deceased,” said Rajia Bibi, Tutu’s mother.

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