The goods train runs driverless for about 80 km from Kathua in Jammu. Viral video Latest News India

A major accident was averted when an unmanned freight train from Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua was stopped after covering 80 km near Onchi Busi in Punjab's Dasoya.

A train traveling at a speed of 100 km per hour was stopped using emergency brakes from Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.(ANI)

In a video that has gone viral on social media, a driverless freight train can be seen on a railway track, which runs along a natural gradient and moves at high speed. The train, which was reportedly traveling at a speed of 100 km per hour, was stopped by emergency braking.

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All railway crossings on the route were immediately closed to road traffic and some mechanical measures were used to reduce the speed of the train, said ASI Gurdev Singh of Railway Police. He said that officials from Ferozepur Railway Division are arriving to investigate the matter.

News agency ANI reported that the movement of the train was attributed to a natural descent towards Pathankot in Punjab. Jammu Divisional Traffic Manager confirmed that an investigation into the incident has been initiated.

News agency ANI shared footage of the train as it was stopped near Uchibusi. There were no immediate reports of casualties or casualties.

ASI Gurdev Singh of Railway Police said that all railway crossings along the route were immediately closed to road traffic, and various mechanical methods were used to reduce the speed of the train. He further said that officials of Ferozepur Railway Division were on their way to investigate the incident.

More details are awaited.

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