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A group of alert gangmen or track maintainers averted a certain rail mishap

Bhubaneswar:17/7/17: A group of alert gangmen or track maintainers  averted a certain rail mishap as they stopped a fast-approaching goods train from going ahead on the flood-ravaged railway bridge no-585 in Rayagada district.

The rail bridge no-585 between Theruvali-Sinhapur road railway station in Titilagarh-Rayagada railway section was earlier washed away at around 11. 05 Am following the flood fury in Nagabali river.

The gangmen who were on duty doing physical inspection of the track were first to observe the cave-in of the rail bridge. Later they swiftly informed the authorities besides the driver of the approaching goods train through SOS signal. It’s because of the attentiveness and alertness of the duty-bound gangmen, the mishap that was destined to take place could be averted, said East Coast Railways Officials.


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