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News Entry# 391088
  
Sep 15 (10:45) Scary time for riders as train engine decouples from coaches thrice on the run (english.manoramaonline.com)
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Sep 15 2019 (10:45)
Train Tag: Kochuveli - Shri Ganganagar Express/16312 added by Rail Fanning~/718429
Passengers onboard the 16312 Kochuveli-Sri Ganganagar
Express escaped from a likely derailment after its engine detached from
the coaches thrice while on the run in south Kerala on Saturday.
Shockingly, the train ran 35 km even after the fault was detected and
each
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time the engine got separated it ran without coaches for about 500
m. Subsequently, train services on the Thiruvananthapuram-KottayamErnakulam route were disrupted, leading to delays of up to an hour.
The engine got decoupled rst at 4:10pm at Perunguzhi near
Kadakkavur in Thiruvananthapuram district soon after the Rajasthanbound train departed from 3:52pm from Kochuveli. It resumed journeyafter fixing the issue, but lost the engine-coach connection before reaching Paravur station, 20 km away, in Kollam district.
The engine detachment occurred again as it approached Puthenchanda crossing at Mayyanad, just 3 km away. Passengers protested this time,as the engine went half a kilometre ahead of the coaches again before stopping
Railway authorities said the coupling connecting the engine and coach had broken.
The train finally resumed journey from Kollam at 9pm. Passengers said the problem should have been detected before the train began the trip from Kochuveli.
The Railways has ordered a probe
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