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Six wagons of goods train travel without engine

Press Trust of India  |  Balasore (Odisha) 

Six coal-laden wagons of a goods travelled for 2 km without an engine here, an incident which comes a week after an express in Titlagarh travelled for 10 kilometres without an engine.

The incident occurred when six wagons of a goods from to got detached from the rest of the train and travelled about 2 km, without an engine, between Khantapada and Bahanaga stations yesterday night, a railway official said.

However, a mishap was averted and nobody was hurt as the incident was detected immediately and the railway officials acted quickly, he said.

"The last six wagons got detached from the train due to snapping of coupling and some mechanical fault which was immediately resolved," the of Balasore Railway Station, Bhagabat Das, said.

As a precautionary measure, movement of trains on the tracks was conrolled for around two hours.

An engine was sent to Bahanaga railway station to bring the detached wagons and attach them to the train before it proceeded to its destination, said Das.

The incident happened a week after 22 coaches of the Ahmedabad-Puri Express train with hundreds of passengers on board travelled for 13 km without an engine from Titlagarh in district to Kesinga in district on April 7 night.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 14:55 IST