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Train accident averted in Punjab

Last Updated : 20 July 2010, 06:20 IST
Last Updated : 20 July 2010, 06:20 IST

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No casualties were reported, initial reports say.
The engine and four compartments of the Himsagar Express got detached from the rest of the train after the hook broke near Lehragaga station in state’s Sangrur district, about 150 km from here.

A railway official said the train crew immediately realised that the rest of the train, comprising 16-17 bogies, was left behind. Eyewitnesses told railway officials that the hook broke with a small blast.

Ruling out sabotage, the official attributed the snag to a technical fault, adding that a proper investigation was being conducted.
Efforts were being made to repair the fault, the official said.
The Himsagar Express runs on one of the longest routes in the country, connecting Jammu city with Kanyakumari town in Tamil Nadu - the southernmost tip of India’s mainland.

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Published 20 July 2010, 06:03 IST

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