The fracture in the rail line was spotted near Bhopatpatti in Uttar Pradesh (Representational Image)
A train accident was averted today as a fracture in the track was detected between Farrukhabad and Fatehgarh, minutes before the Kalindi Express was scheduled to pass, officials said.
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.
The report comes just hours after seven coaches of the Jabalpur-bound Shaktipunj Express derailed near Obra Dam station in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.
There was no report any injuries in the derailment of the Shaktipunj Express.