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Maoists damage railway track in Gaya

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Gaya, June 17 (UNI) Passengers of 511 Sarnath-Rajgir Express had a providential escape when the driver stopped the train before passing through a damaged portion of the track, caused by suspected CPI(Maoist) activists at wee hours today.

Railway Protection Force(RPF) Assistant commandant M Angaria told UNI that the extremists cut and removed about one metre stretch of the railway track between Mukdumpur and Bela stations at 0330 hours. The coach next to the engine of the express train passing through the line shortly after the damage, got stuck up.

But the prompt action of the driver averted a possible major train accident, railway officials said.

Mr Angaria said seccurity personnel recovered a country made pistol and a 'Hexo' blade from the site.

Railway engineers restored traffic along the route after urgent repairing work to the damaged portion of the track.

UNI XC-BNG KK VA BD1038

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