Kerala train derail: Services resume

Kochi, Aug 29:  Railway resumed train services in Ernakulam and Thrissur route today, a day after rail traffic on the route was affected due to derailment of Mangaluru-bound express train near Karukutty, about 45 km from here.

The railways could commence the train services on the route at 7.15 AM. Trains connected with electric engines have started running through both the tracks, a railway spokesman said. Several trains from Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad divisions have been regulated today. Many trains are running late or rescheduled, railways said.


Passengers of the Mangaluru-bound express train escaped unhurt yesterday when 12 of its bogies derailed amid heavy rains at Karukutty. Railways have ordered a probe into the incident which occurred at 2.55 AM yesterday, shortly after the train 16347 Thiruvananthapuram-Mangaluru Express left Aluva station and was running at a slow speed. No casualty was reported and all passengers had been taken to Thrissur for their onward journey.


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