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Crack on track; rly workers prevent train mishap in TN


Coimbatore, Dec 17: Showing presence of mind, railway track maintenance workers today averted a possible mishap when they ran towards an approaching train and stopped it waiving red flags after noticing a crack on a line here.

The workers were on their morning maintenance rounds when they noticed the crack on the track between Peelamedu and North Coimbatore Railway stations, police said.

Train mishap prevented in TN

Learning that the Thiruvananthapuram-bound Sabari Express from Hyderabad is approaching the place on the track, some of the workers ran towards it waiving red flags and stopped the train, averting a mishap, police said.

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The train continued its onward journey after the track was restored.


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