Bengaluru-Ernakulam Express derailment: PM Modi condoles death of passengers

New Delhi, Feb 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the death of five passengers following the derailment of an inter-city express near Anekal in Karnataka this morning.

"Saddened by the loss of lives due to derailing of Bengaluru-Ernakulam Express. Condolences to the families of the deceased," the Prime Minister tweeted.

PM condoles death of train passengers


At least five passengers were killed and more than 60 injured, several critically, when nine bogies of the Bangalore-Ernakulam Inter-City Express derailed near Anekal today after a boulder fell on the track.

"I wish the injured a speedy recovery. Railway Minister and officials are closely monitoring the situation and ensuring timely relief," the Prime Minister said.


Bengaluru-Ernakulam Inter-city express (Train No: 12677) has derailed near Anekal Road, which is 38 km from Bangalore city, this morning.

Howerver, no casualties have been reported so far. The train derailed at 7:45 am near Hosur. The train was travelling to Ernakulam in Kerala and had left Bengaluru at 6:30 am today.

Officials have deduced that the accident happened due to a boulder which fell on the track.


Railway officials say that they are ascertaining how the boulder reached the track. They say that it could have slipped on to the track in the ghat section. As a result, 9 coaches got derailed.


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