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Bangalore-bound passenger train proceeds leaving few coaches behind

Hyderabad: Passengers of a Bangalore-bound train found themselves "left behind", after bogies in which they were seated, ended up getting "detached" from the train, which proceeded only with its front-end coaches.

The incident occurred between Kachiguda and Falaknuma railway stations here, after the screw coupling linking S-7 and S-8 sleeper coaches of the Samparkranti train (Nizamuddin- Yashwantpur) suddenly malfunctioned due to which some coaches got separated, South Central Railway Chief Public Relations Officer K Sambasiva Rao said, adding that nobody was hurt.

The railway locomotive pilot immediately noticed the separation and stopped the train which had by then proceeded some distance. Later, railway officials sent the front-end portion comprising the engine as well as coach number 5 to Falaknuma, while rear-end bogies were taken to Kachiguda, he said. Sleeper coach (S-7) was detached from the train and passengers were accommodated in another compartment.

The separated coaches were then clubbed together with the train, which resumed its journey after three and a half hours, the the Officer said. "A thorough inquiry is being conducted to find the cause behind the incident and malfunctioning of the screw coupling," he added.

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