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1 killed as coaches of Ajmer-bound train detach from engine near Ludhiana

Press Trust of India  |  Fatehgarh Sahib 

Several coaches of Ajmer-bound Pooja Express train got detached from its engine few minutes after departure from Ludhiana, killing one passenger, officials said on Sunday.

The incident occurred on Saturday night near BrahmanMajra village in Sirhind city here.

Satpal, a resident of Pathankot in Punjab, sustained head injuries after he fell off a bogie following detachment of the engine.

He was taken to hospital where he succumbed to the injuries, an official of the Government Railway Police said.

The train left from Ludhiana at around 11:15 PM and soon after its engine got detached, he said.

The coaches were later brought to the Sirhind Railway Station and reconnected with the engine, he said, adding the train then departed after three hours.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, January 26 2020. 18:40 IST