Ballast on railway track found caved in; trains delayed

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Ballast on railway track found caved in; trains delayed

Kozhikode, Apr 7 (PTI) A portion of ballast on a railway track was found caved in between Kanhangad and Kootikulam stations in neighbouring Kasaragode district today, leading to delay in the running of three trains.

A pointsman on patrol duty found that the ballast has caved in to a depth of 70 cm and alerted officials, who rushed to the spot and restored the track, railway officials said.

They said it was suspected that a porcupine could have dug the earth resulting in the caving in of the ballast.

The incident delayed Thiruvananthapuram-Mangaluru Malabar Express and two other trains by around 45 minutes.

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