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JammuTrain traffic hit as two goods wagons derail in Jammu

Train traffic hit as two goods wagons derail in Jammu


Tawi, May 26: Two wagons of a freight train derailed near Jammu on Sunday, causing disruption in the train traffic between Jammu and Katra railway stations for over an hour, officials said.

The mishap occurred at Sangar near Manwal on the outskirts of Jammu city this afternoon when the goods train was moving to Jammu from Udhampur, they said.

The officials said two wagons of the freight train derailed, blocking two of the three railway lines completely, prompting the authorities to stop rail traffic between Jammu-Udhampur and Jammu-Katra.

However, the third line was through and partial traffic was restored on the track within one and half hours, the officials said, adding a crane was rushed from Katra station to realign the derailed wagons.

A team of engineers also engaged simultaneously to restore the damaged tracks, the officials said, adding normal traffic resumed operations on the track at 4.40 pm after a few hours of delay.

An investigation has been started to ascertain the cause of the accident, the officials said.

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