Train’s vacuum brakes pressed manually: Probe

By ,TNN

CHANDIGARH: Some mischievous elements had tampered with the vacuum brakes of Unchahar Express on Wednesday that led to the moving of the train on its own towards the Chandigarh railway station putting lives of hundreds of passengers at risk.

This was concluded in the internal probe of railway authorities that concluded on Thursday. According to sources, no technical fault was found in the train and apparently someone had pressed the main button of vacuum brake resulting in the moving of two coaches of the express train – that runs between Chandigarh and Allahabad – automatically.

Tragedy was averted by panic-stricken railway officials, who stopped the train by placing bricks and wooden fences on the tracks. More info

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