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Hemkunt Express derails

A bogey of Hemkunt Express got derailed today on Jammu-Pathankot route near Samba. SSP railways Shiv Kumar Sharma informed, “Due to landslide following of incessant rains overnight, there was landslide on the railway track at Bailgad just few miles of Samba. Due to this the track got covered with mud and falling tress.

india Updated: Aug 02, 2013 19:09 IST
HT Correspondent

A bogey of Hemkunt Express got derailed today on Jammu-Pathankot route near Samba. SSP railways Shiv Kumar Sharma informed, “Due to landslide following of incessant rains overnight, there was landslide on the railway track at Bailgad just few miles of Samba. Due to this the track got covered with mud and falling tress.

The bogey of Jammu-bound Hemkunt Express derailed when two wheels of the engine got detached on the railway track around 4.30am in the early morning while passing through debris”.

“The rail traffic on Jammu- Pathankot route remained suspended from 4.30 AM to 10.30 AM, and resumed after clearance of the track and repair of fault to the bogey”, he said. He informed that no one was injured in the incident.

As the train was running on a slow speed due to heavy rain, it prevented major accident. Due to derailment, seven trains arrived late at Jammu railway station. By late afternoon trains arrived and departed as per schedule.