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.