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Engine taken out for repair derails in UP; no casualty

Press Trust of India  |  Kanpur (UP) 

A railway engine taken for repair work derailed near here today, disrupting rail traffic, officials said.

No casualty was reported, they said.

"Due to the engine derailment, the side train movement got stopped for hours, but the movement on

Delhi-Howrah route was not affected as it continued through third and fourth lines," Gaurav Krishna Bansal, NCR's (CPRO), said.

"Three trains got affected. There was no injury or casualty reported. An enquiry has been ordered," he said.

The said the incident took place when the engine was being sent to at around 11.30 am for repairing its wheels.

After getting the information about the incident, the maintenance team reached the spot and started the relief work. The team took about one and a half hour to put the engine back on track, Bansal said.

The rail traffic resumed at around 2 pm, officials added.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 21:00 IST