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Major train mishap averted in Diphu

DIPHU:A major train mishap was averted much to a major respite for hundreds of people who were to Guwahati in Nagaland Express on Saturday.

The Guwahati bound train from Dimapur suddenly stopped near Nilang in Diphu since the driver raised doubt over a portion of rail lines.

After halting the train for a while he talked to the authority and security forces who spotted a damaged portion on the tracks.

"Unidentified miscreants took away some plates from the tracks just before the arrival of the Nagaland Express. The mishap was averted only because of the driver," said a Northeast FrontierRailway over telephone from Guwahati.

Workers from Diphu, Dimapur and Guwahati rushed to the spot and took nearly took five hours to restore the line.

"A huge respite indeed. We are traveling to Chapormukh and we remained safe only at the mercy of the driver whose caution and care saved us from an impending disaster," said Tanmoy Saikia, a passenger.


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