Rail engine derails in Himachal Pradesh

August 14th, 2008 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) The engine of a train carrying over 200 passengers derailed Wednesday near Kangra town in Himachal Pradesh, police said. No casualties were reported. The accident took place on the Jogindernagar-Pathankot section near Kangra, about 225 km from here, a police official said.

The train was on its way from Pathankot town in Punjab to Jogindernagar in Himachal Pradesh. Traffic on the railway line was restored by the evening, the official added.

This is the second such incident in a week on the same track. At least six people were injured when a train derailed Sunday.

The railway police said the entire track from Jogindernagar to Pathankot was in a poor condition.

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