Detailing Chennai-Mangalore Express derailment, Chief Public Relations Officer of Railways Anil Saxena on Friday assured that the Railway Ministry is monitoring the situation, adding that best medical facilities will be given to the injured.
“One person faced serious injuries, three people got simple injuries and 35 other injured were given medical aid on spot,” said Saxena.
Five rear coaches of the Chennai-Mangalore Express were derailed. The affected coaches would be disconnected and the train would be taken forward.
“Officials reached the spot and the relief operation is going on in full swing. The Railway Ministry is monitoring the situation. Our railway minister has instructed us to give the best medical facilities to the injured,” added Saxena.
Certain help-line numbers have also been set up for families to gather information.
Train No.16859 Chennai-Mangalore Express derailed near Poovanur near Vridhachalam around 2 a.m.