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Two coaches of Amritsar-Jaipur Express derails near Sangrur

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Sangrur, October 13, 2012
First Published: 20:02 IST(13/10/2012) | Last Updated: 22:40 IST(13/10/2012)

Two coaches of Amritsar-Jaipur Express derailed near Sangrur railway station on Friday night, when a stray bull rammed into the train between the engine and first bogie.

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Divisional railway manager (Ambala) PK Sanghi said that a major accident had been averted as the train was slowing down to disembark passengers at Sangrur. "No passenger was injured in the mishap," he said.

The train left Sangrur, nearly two after the accident.

Passengers were caught unawares as most of them were sleeping at the times, except those who were to de-board the train at Sangrur.

 "I was waiting near the exit gate, when the train suddenly seemed to lose balance and the coaches were derailed," said Mohit Sharma, a passenger.

Sanghi said that lately, stray animals had led to many rail accidents.

"We will write to deputy commissioner and send a proposal to stop the entry of animals near railway stations. A survey will be also carried out to fence the area," he said.

Recently, a bogie of the Shatabdi Express had derailed near Sunam, after a stray animal ran on to the track.

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