TAMIL NADU

Accident averted

TIRUNELVELI: An accident was averted here on Thursday when the driver of a ‘yathra’ special from Kanyakumari halted the train at a distance after he saw that the railway gate at a manned level crossing at Munneerpallam on the Palayamkottai–Papanasam stretch was open. Bus and lorry drivers, who saw the train at a distance and the open railway gate, stopped their vehicles on both sides of the gate. After Railway officials alerted personnel at the Sengulam station, they contacted the Munneerpallam gatekeeper, who closed the gate. — Staff Reporter

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