Alert locals managed to get the Delhi-Kanpur Kalindi Express stopped before the damaged portion of the track, police officials said.
Railway officials, accompanied by local police, visited the spot near Bhopatpatti and the train left for its destination after 30 minutes.
Fatehgarh Superintendent of Police Dayanand Mishra said the matter is being probed.
There was no report any injuries in the derailment of the Shaktipunj Express.
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