Six wagons of a goods train in Odisha traveled for two kilometres without an engine on Saturday night. The six wagons of the train of the goods train detached from the rest of the train and then traveled without an engine, says news agency PTI. The officials said that the incident, which occurred due to a “mechanical fault”, was “immediately resolved”. The incident comes after a passenger train, also in Odisha at the time, had traveled without an engine for around 10 kilometres.
Railway officials said that nobody was injured from the mishap. The goods train was traveling from Dhamara, in Odisha’s Bhadrak district.
The incident occurred when the train was between Khantapada and Bahanaga stations, around 80 kilometres away from the starting point, Dhamara, and around 190 kilometres from the state capital, Bhubhaneswar.
“The last six wagons got detached from the train due to snapping of coupling and some mechanical fault which was immediately resolved,” said Bhagabat Das, Balasore railway station’s manager. Read More