Updates reveal that the accident could have been the result of a human-error. John Thomas, ADRM, Chennai Division has been quoted as saying, "Most probably the driver has not adhered to the signal and he has come and crashed into the rear of this train."
The kin of the dead have been offered Rs 5 lakh compensation while those of the injured have been offered Rs 1 Lakh compensation.
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