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Train accident averted in Gujarat, Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express train collided with a cement pole placed on the track

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Valsad: The Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express train collided with a cement pillar allegedly kept by some miscreants on the railway track near Valsad in South Gujarat. No casualties have been reported during this period.

Police said that the train collided with the pillar at around 7.10 pm on Friday evening. Police suspect that the pole was kept on the tracks as part of an attempt to derail the Delhi-bound train. Police have registered a case in this regard. An official of the Valsad Rural Police Station said, “The Mumbai-Hazrat Nizamuddin August Kranti Rajdhani Express train collided with a cement pole placed on the railway track near Atul station near Valsad. The pole derailed after hitting the train. There was no damage to the train due to this incident and it went ahead. No one was injured during the journey. The train driver immediately informed the staff of Atul railway station.

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Senior police and railway officials reached the spot after getting information about this incident. Inspector General of Police (Surat range) Rajkumar Pandian told reporters, “Some miscreants had put a cement pole on the track. The train collided with the pillar, following which the train manager immediately informed the local station master.

He said it appears that an attempt was made to derail the train and the police is investigating in this regard. Valsad Rural Police Officer said that an FIR has been registered against unknown miscreants at Valsad Rural Police Station and efforts are on to nab the accused using technical surveillance and human intelligence.

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