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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: A major train mishap was averted due to alertness of a gateman here on Tuesday.

As per the statement released by the railway, the on-duty gateman BK Sethi at the Balugaon level crossing noticed a problem in a particular wagon of a goods train and alerted the driver and co-loco-pilot.

The goods train, carrying dolomite, reportedly jumped the rail between Balugaon and Chilka stations in Khurda Road-Brahmapur railway section of the East Coast Railway.

However, Sethi noticed the problem and alerted the driver and co-loco-pilot following which the train was immediately stopped, resulting in the derailment of all wheels of one wagon, blocking the up line.

Meanwhile, no injury or casualty has been reported due to the derailment.

Sethi would be felicitated, the released said.

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