Investigators probe Ramadan fast link in Paddington train derailment

RAMADAN may have contributed to a train derailment at Paddington Station, investigators fear.

The accident, which occurred on June 16, was caused when the driver passed a red signal before coming off the track and hitting a mast – resulting in the station’s closure and rail chaos across London.

Investigators are now probing whether the accident occurred because the driver was undergoing a Ramadan fast and had not eaten in the 15 hours before the crash.