Alert driver averts major train mishap

The 2696 Thiruvananthapuram-Chennai superfast train was nearing Bhagalpatti station in neighbouring Dharmapuri district around 7 am when the driver noticed the boulder on the track.

He immediately applied the emergency brakes and brought the train to a halt, they said.

The driver then informed the Salem Railway Division authorities who rushed to the spot and removed the boulder with the help of passengers.

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