11 coaches of Bengaluru-bound train derail near Vellore, over 40 injured

Chennai, Feb 5: Eleven coaches of a Bengaluru- bound train derailed on Friday near Vellore, leaving over 40 passengers injured and affecting rail traffic.

According to a railway spokesperson in Delhi, eleven coaches of the Kanyakumari-Bangalore city express derailed between Somanayakanpatti and Patchur in Tamil Nadu, at 4.15 am.

Kanyakumari-Bangalore city express

However, local police said that no casualty has been reported in the incident. The railway spokesperson said that the injured have been moved to nearby hospitals while senior officials have rushed to the site of the derailment at Natrampalli, about 140km from Bangalore.

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

According to sources, the derailment occurred due to suspected rail fracture but the railway spokesperson said that the cause behind the incident is yet to be ascertained.

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.

Here are emergency Helplines numbers:

Madurai: 0452-2308250

Salem: 0427-2431947

Trichur: 0487-2430060

Thiruvananthapuram: 0471-2320012

Palakka: 0491-2555231/0491-2556198

OneIndia News

(With agency inputs)

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