BALASORE: Five bogies of a goods train got detached from the engine than the rest of the bogies reportedly due to some technical fault near Panpana station in Balasore district on Saturday night.
Interestingly, the railway officials came to know about it after the train had already travelled more than 2 km. Later, a separate engine dispatched from Bahanga brought back the bogies and attached them with the goods train.
The goods train was going towards Tata from Dhamra.A team of officials from the Kharagpur division of South Eastern Railway (SER) visited the spot on Sunday to ascertain the cause of incident. Though the reason behind the incident is still unclear, a railway official said this could have happened due to breakage of the coupling.
The incident occurred nearly a week after 22 coaches of Ahmedabad-Puri Express rolled on for nearly 13 km without engine from Titlagarh in Balangir to Kesinga in Kalahandi.While seven railway officials were suspended for dereliction of duty in this connection, the Railway Board Chairman had ordered safety drive for a month on all tracks.”But the Panpana incident is different from the one at Titlagarh.
It is basically known as train parting, which is not new. It might have happened due to technical fault with the wagon or use of sudden brake leading to breakage of the coupling,” the official added.