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Narrow escape for passengers of Ambala-Saharanpur train

india Updated: Apr 17, 2010 21:52 IST

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In a narrow escape for passengers of a Saharanpur-bound train, its engine and a bogie got detached from the rest of the coaches as soon as the train started from a station at Tandwal here.

No one was injured in the incident.

According to railway sources, 309 Ambala-Saharanpur MEMU Passenger departed from Ambala Cantt railway station at around 2:30 pm and reached Tandwal railway station at around 3:20 pm.

When the train started from Tandwal railway station, the coupling of a bogie next to the engine broke all of a sudden and the remaining bogies of the train got detached.

The engine driver travelled for one km bringing it to a halt. The engine along with the bogie was brought back to the railway station.

A railway official said that there could have been a big mishap if the coupling of the bogie had got disconnected in a moving train.

The passengers were taken to their destination by another train.