By Cyril Wimalasurendre
KANDY – The Kandy bound intercity express
from Colombo Fort yesterday (18) afternoon, met with a serious
mishap at a point between Galigamuwa and Gangoda Railway
stations as the engine of the train proceeded towards Kandy
leaving behind the carriages.
The driver of the engine who was unaware that
the carriage were separated from the engine, proceeded a
distance of about 1.5 kilometres.
The carriage which delinked from the engine
began to move backwards causing anxiety to the passengers.
The guards on duty with the assistance of some
outsiders and passengers got off the moving compartments and
managed to stop the wagons moving down by placing wooden blocks
and other articles on the track thus preventing a major
The driver of the engine noticing that the
wagons had separated from the engine, reversed the distance of
about one and a halt kilometers and re-connected the carriages.
The train then resumed journey to Kandy.