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The engine of a train, which was heading to Moratuwa from Colombo, is reported to have got detached between Kollupitiya and Kompannaveediya this afternoon, the control room said.

It had moved a distance of about 50 metres leaving the compartments behind.

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  Comments - 9

  • Rodger Williams Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:16 PM

    What is surfacing is the carelessness, the alcholism and drugs now plaging this land where responsible workers is a dying breed. Is there a serious future disater in the making? Indeed, I am not alone in this assesment. Imagine this occuring at high speed? Minister of transport, borrow some more money from China or get crappy rolling stock from India and China!!!

    Jothipala Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:18 PM


    ANTON Wednesday, 24 July 2013 01:10 PM


    John Fernandez Wednesday, 24 July 2013 01:14 PM

    Just like UNP. No engine but train running wild.

    IVJ Wednesday, 24 July 2013 03:57 PM

    Made in India!

    KaluSudha Thursday, 25 July 2013 07:17 AM

    Chinese crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    visa Thursday, 25 July 2013 01:24 PM

    what happen if this happen in slope. i am not expert in trains.

    Mahinda Friday, 26 July 2013 08:12 AM

    It's Chinese scrap you fool.

    Upul Friday, 26 July 2013 12:57 PM

    If disintegrated by any chance, it is automatically break the both sides due to vacuum break system. However in a actue slope, even it is standstill, there may be chances of ( Very rearely) but had happened) dragging down. Then you can easily tap the hell or heaven..

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