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Bogies of cargo train derailed
 
HASSANABDAL: At least 20 bogies of a cargo train derailed the track at Poripul area near Rawalpindi Railway Station.

However, the train driver Riaz Wali and assistant driver Tariq Mehmood remained safe and no other loss of life or injury reported but the derailment disturbed the schedule of other passenger trains. “The goods train bearing engine No 5,219 having 28 bogies was carrying construction material from Hassan Abdal to Lahore when driver lost his control over the engine which resulted in the derailment of the bogies from the track.
 
The incident also damaged some others tracks too, however, no loss of life was reported,” Pakistan Railways Chief Controller Khalid Farooq informed. He said that
the driver conveyed the message in this connection to Control Room. “On this, the line men took quick action and diverted the train to another line to avoid further loss,” he added.  

When contacted, PRs Divisional Superintendent Jabbar Khan also confirmed that the Control Room received a massage from the driver while crossing the Golra Railway Station about some fault in the engine. He said the track was changed to prevent other accident. Though Pakistan Railway authorities brought Rescue Train and labourers from Lahore and started work to other tracks make functional.

The train service between Rawalpindi and rest of the country remain suspended for many hours due to cargo train derailment at Rawalpindi Railway station here Tuesday morning.
 
The railway authorities have started partial service after removing the bogies from the track. Receiving the information, the railway authorities made arrangements to stop the train at dead end, which is a normal practice in such cases.However, the engine and 20 bogies derailed due to the speedy train.
 
Federal Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmed Bilour has visited the site and ordered formation of a committee to probe the incident. He said that strict action would be taken against the responsible of the accident.
12-11-2008 13:08 Attock News
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