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Crack detected on Mangaluru-Kannur railway track ; major casualty averted

Mangalore Today News Network

Kasargod, Oct 15, 2017: A crack was detected on time on the Mangaluru-Kannur railway track at Trikkaripura on October 15, Sunday thereby averting a major casualty.

Crack detected on Mangaluru-Kannur railway track

Sources said the Mangaluru-Kannur passenger train was passing through the route when some strange sound was heard from the track. The train was immediately stopped as a precautionary measure. An inspection of the track soon after revealed the crack. The railway officials were immediately informed and the train was allowed to proceed after a temporary repair of the track.

Train services were disrupted for a few hours following the incident. Officials have informed that the task of repairing the track was underway at present.