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  1. Engine, coach of Kannur-Ernakulam express derail, none injured

Engine, coach of Kannur-Ernakulam express derail, none injured

The engine and one of the coaches of Kannur-Ernakulam express train derailed today at Kannur, about 90 kms from here, but none was injured, a Southern Railway official said.

By: | Kozhikode | Published: July 5, 2016 1:43 PM
The train which was scheduled to leave at 5 AM, left Kannur at 6.35 AM with a spare engine. (Reuters) The train which was scheduled to leave at 5 AM, left Kannur at 6.35 AM with a spare engine. (Reuters)

The engine and one of the coaches of Kannur-Ernakulam express train derailed today at Kannur, about 90 kms from here, but none was injured, a Southern Railway official said.

The incident occurred around 4.15 AM while backing the rakes from the yard to platform during shunting works, PRO, Southern Railway, R Gopinath said.

The derailment led to a delay of nearly one-and-a-half hour in train’s departure.

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The train which was scheduled to leave at 5 AM, left Kannur at 6.35 AM with a spare engine.

However, traffic in the route was not affected due to the derailment, he added.

A break down van with crane has been pressed into service to set the engine right, the official said, adding that none were injured in the incident.

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