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A major accident was averted on Wednesday when four coaches of the Delhi-Lucknow Shatabdi Express broke away from the train, officials said.

The incident happened close to 8 a.m. near Khurja in Aligarh district in Uttar Pradesh. Even as the coaches which got detached came to a standstill, the engine and other coaches went ahead, the officials said.

“The coaches were later fixed to the engine,” the official said. The train got delayed by over 30 minutes due to the incident.

Earlier today, it was reported that a goods train got derailed in Bihar on the Mughalsarai-Howrah route.

14 bogies of the train came off the tracks and caused a major disruption in the rail traffic.

 The impact was of such calibre that several meters of the track have been reported to have been damaged.

 

First Published | 2 August 2017 2:03 PM
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