Meet Tripura’s brave heart who saved numerous lives by averting a major train accident


TNT Desk | June 20, 2018

Not every super hero wears a cape and not all of them fly and make their presence felt. Because real heroes are right here amongst us! This very fact was proven right by Tripura's brave heart Swapan Debbarma.

Image courtesy: Virender Sehwag official Twitter Page

It is a known fact that Tripura, along with all other Northeast Indian states has been reeling under devastating floods caused by inclement weather conditions for the past few weeks. Due to this, mudslides along railway tracks have also become a common phenomenon.

In view of this, a major train mishap was averted in Tripura due to immense presence of mind and act of bravery by a young man.


Due to incessant rain for the last few days, Tripura has witnessed many landslides and one such incident occurred on a railway track that connects Dharmanagar to Agartala which led to derailing of the track.

Surprisingly, the railway authorities had no clue about it. A train loaded with hundreds of passengers was running on the same track, and hearing the train signal, a young man Swapan Debbarma rushed out of his hut, took out a piece of cloth and started waving by standing on the track. Immediately the train was stopped and a major mishap was averted!

Swapan Debbarma's act saved the lives of hundreds of people. His efforts were also acknowledged by Ace Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag who took to twitter to laud this brave act.