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Major train mishap averted

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 23:28

Lucknow: A major accident was averted today
when the driver of Guwahati-Delhi Rajdhani Express saw smoke
coming out of its engine which had caught fire and switched it
off immediately to control the blaze.

The incident occured this morning when the engine of the
Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express coming from Guwahati caught fire
near Rehmat Nagar railway station, 40 kms from here, official
sources said.

However, the driver soon spotted smoke coming out of the
engine and immediately stopped the train. He switched off
the engine and managed to control the fire, they said.

The train was delayed by nearly two hours due to the
incident and left only after another engine was sent from
Lucknow, they said.

Mechanical error was said to be the cause behind the
incident, they said.


First Published: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 23:28
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