1. Indian Railways: Kanyakumari-Bangalore City Express train derails near Vellore, over 40 injured

Indian Railways: Kanyakumari-Bangalore City Express train derails near Vellore, over 40 injured

More than 40 passengers on the Indian Railways Bengaluru-bound Kanyakumari-Bangalore City Express train were injured after its four coaches derailed in Vellore district, around 170 km from here, according to reports.

By: | Chennai | Updated: February 5, 2016 11:59 AM
derailement pti L According to Indian Railways, buses were arranged to transport passengers to Bengaluru and senior officials have reached the accident spot. (PTI)

More than 40 passengers on the Indian Railways Bengaluru-bound Kanyakumari-Bangalore City Express train were injured after its four coaches derailed in Vellore district, around 170 km from here, according to reports.

The Southern Railway in a statement said the coaches derailed at 4.15 a.m. between Somanayakkanpatti and Patchur of the Bangalore Railway Division.

No lives were lost in the accident.

According to Indian Railways, buses were arranged to transport passengers to Bengaluru and senior officials have reached the accident spot.

Owing to the accident the Southern Railway has cancelled 11 trains between Chennai-Bengaluru, Jolarpettai-Bengaluru and Arakonam-Bengaluru.

The Chennai-Mysore Shadabdi Express for Friday has been partially cancelled between Jolarpettai and Mysore.

Similarly, the Mysore-Chennai Shadabdi Express has been partially cancelled between Mysore and Jolarpettai.

Train number 16614 between Coimbatore-Rajkot has been diverted via Tirupattur, Jolarpettai, Katpadi and Renigunta.

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    Ramada
    Feb 6, 2016 at 4:33 am
    Futher reduce manpower. donot pay 7 p.c.,privatise sector .think for bullet trains,donot increase fares because poor trave & die in accedent. Somuch of consideration for poor private sector. Somuch cruelty toward poor!
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      Sini Rao
      Feb 6, 2016 at 5:16 am
      Track Maintenance should be far better in these days of High Technology and wonder what are the officials are doing? It looks like they are not applying their intelligence and applying themselves in doing their JOBS no EXCUSE, one should DEMAND a TRANSPARENT enquiry with open display of results.
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