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8 coaches of Visakha Express detaches in Khurda, no casualty


Bhubaneswar, Nov 02: Eight coaches of the Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad Visakha Express got detached from the train near Balugaon railway station in Odisha's Khurda district on Saturday, an official of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) said.

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Though no passenger was hurt in the incident, the schedule of the train got delayed for some time, the official said. Decoupling was found between AC-2 tier and S-1 coaches at around 10.21 am near Balugaon railway station, he said, adding the coaches were re-coupled and the train began its forward journey.

The official said the incident occurred as there was a defect in locking arrangement between the two coaches.

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The coupling between the two coaches would be checked again at Berhampur and Visakhapatnam railway stations, the official said. The train is being escorted by coach repairing staff, he said.

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