Jangaon: The engine of Secunderabad-Danapur Express got separated from its coaches and ran for at least half-a-kilometer near Ghanpur station in Jangaon district on 2 March.

The coaches with passengers in it came to a halt soon after the engine got decoupled near the railway gate of the station. The railway guard who saw only the engine pass through without the coaches alerted the authorities. The loco pilot had to back the engine and rejoin it with the coaches.

The train began its journey from Secunderabad at about 9 a.m and the engine got detached from its coaches between Ghanpur and Nashkal stations after the link rods between the engine and the coaches got separated.

Technical staff working on recoupling the engine with the coaches

Kazipet government railway police (GRP) inspector K. Swamy said no passengers were hurt in the incident. The technical team of the Railway department swung into action and rushed to the scene to recouple the engine with the coaches. "After a delay of about 30 minutes, the link rod was attached and the train was back on its way. This led to a delay of a few other trains that were running on the route," said Mr. Swamy.

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