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Arvind Chauhan| TNN | Aug 26, 2016,

AGRA: In a strange turn of events, a roof of an electric locomotive of a freight train blew up after technical snag at Kosi Kalan station, on New Delhi-Agra route early morning on Friday. But no one was injured.

The incident took place at around 6:30 am, when the freight train was waiting for green signal, so as to continue its journey toward one of the seaports in southern India.

Speaking to TOI, additional divisional railway manager of Agra division DK Singh said, "We are exactly not sure as what triggered the locomotive roof to blow off. It may be the short circuit of the train's panto (an apparatus mounted on the roof of an electric train) with the overhead high tension wire, or sudden burst of the electric transformer."

"Fortunately, not a single person was injured in the incident. Since the freight train was moving on third track, the movement of trains on other two tracks was normal," he added.

As per a railway engineer, it was one of the rare incident. Had it happened while running, it could have been disastrous - possibly bringing down the entire overhead high tension wire on ground and triggering chances of electrocution. Blowing off a locomotive roof is not a normal incident.

After the incident, the freight train was towed down to Agra by another locomotive engine.


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