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derail

Chiefly US a device designed to make rolling stock or locomotives leave the rails to avoid a collision or accident

derail

[dē′rāl]
(engineering)
To cause a railroad car or engine to run off the rails.
A device to guide railway cars or engines off the tracks to avoid collision or other accident.
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Nine coaches of the Secunderabad Junction-Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Duronto Express derailed near Karnataka's Kalburgi town on September 12, 2015, resulting in two deaths and seven injuries.
Almost every sentence in Democracy Derailed is a reported fact, crafted into a narrative that--if it occasionally reads like a very long Washington Post piece--is thoroughly convincing.
The train was traveling toward the curve at a speed of more than 100 kilometers per hour when it derailed, although the curved section has a speed limit of 70 kph, according to the investigative sources.
"It is very sad that the BJP is trying to derail and sabotage steps taken by AAP such as unique innovations like the happiness curriculum and entrepreneurship curriculum, which would ultimately create great future leaders and good human beings," it added.
Since the speed was slow, the train's first four coaches after the engine carrying several passengers derailed. However, the passengers remained safe.
The sources said the train was traveling toward the curve at a speed of more than 100 kilometers per hour when it derailed, although the curved section has a speed limit of 70 kph.
The railway engineering team has been working to remove derailed coaches from the track in order to restore train service.
"Two coaches of TV-85 (Thane-Vashi) local derailed between Thane and Airoli.
According to reports, Karakoram Express coming from Karachi to Lahore derailed near the Faisalabad railway station.
The engine car and one carriage derailed as the ICE 373, which had 240 people on board, arrived at Basel's central SBB station, the spokesman said.
Basel: A German high-speed train carrying 240 passengers derailed at Basel's Swiss Central Station (SBB), with no casualties yet reported.
It is noteworthy that in November 2017, a train derailed in the central