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Rail accident averted in UP

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Timely discovery of a fracture in the railway tracks in Uttar Pradesh's helped to avert an accident on Friday, an said.

The discovery was made minutes before the Lucknow-Varanasi Intercity was to pass, he said. A major part of the rail track had cracked at a point between Dadupur and Gaura railway stations near the Khushhalgarh village.

A gateman at one of the railway crossing on the route had alerted the by waving his red clothed turban.

The train was stopped and later a team of the (GRP) and state police personnel rushed to the spot.

A said the trains were being moved on the tracks with "caution" even as repairs were underway.



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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 12:04 IST