Engine detaches from rest of Matara-bound train

Engine detaches from rest of Matara-bound train

Written by Staff Writer

31 Oct, 2015 | 9:40 pm

The engine of a Matara-bound train from Galle had detached from the compartments and moved ahead, reports say.

The train engine had detached from the compartments in Makuluwa, Galle at around 9:50 a.m. Saturday when traveling to Matara from Galle.

The Department of Railways said that the train engine had moved one kilometre ahead towards Magalla, without any compartments.

It took more than one hour to restore operations on the tracks.

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