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Key man averts major train mishap in Bihar

IANS  |  Katihar 

A major rail accident was averted on Tuesday in Bihar's district when a key man spotted the fractured rail track and alerted the loco pilot just before the New Delhi-was to pass.

According to Rajesh Kumar, key man spotted a damaged track around 8 a.m. between Mansi-Maheshkhunt in district.

"After detecting the rail fracture he placed a detonator on the track and ran with banner flag to stop the train," Kumar told IANS.

The alert pilot of the New Delhi-Rajdhani Express, upon seeing the red banner flag, stopped the train much before the point where the track was damaged.

The said the train proceeded after the fractured rail was repaired by the engineering staff of the railways.

"An enquiry committee of officers has been nominated," he added.



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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 13:24 IST