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Locals flag rail fracture in UP's Farrukhabad, mishap averted before Kalindi Express’ crossing

A train accident was averted today as a fracture in the track was detected between Farrukhabad and Fatehgarh, minutes before the Kalindi Express was scheduled to pass.

PTI Reported by: PTI Farrukhabad Published on: September 07, 2017 16:21 IST
Display board of Kalindi Express
Display board of Kalindi Express

A train accident was averted today as a fracture in the track was detected between Farrukhabad and Fatehgarh, minutes before the Kalindi Express was scheduled to pass, officials said. 

Alert locals managed to get the Delhi-Kanpur Kalindi Express stopped before the damaged portion of the track, police officials said. 

Railway officials, accompanied by local police, visited the spot near Bhopatpatti and the train left for its destination after 30 minutes. 

Fatehgarh Superintendent of Police Dayanand Mishra said the matter is being probed. 

The report comes just hours after seven coaches of the Jabalpur-bound Shaktipunj Express derailed near Obra Dam station in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. There was no report any injuries in the derailment of the Shaktipunj Express.

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