The Kanyakumari-Bangalore Express got derailed early Friday morning in Tamil Nadu, leaving 13 passengers injured. According to ANI, four coaches were derailed between Somanayakanpatti and Patchur at around 4:15 AM.
Kanniyakumari–Bangalore Express derailed between Somanayakanpatti & Patchur (TN) in early morning hours. pic.twitter.com/yZaVXK1UVd— ANI (@ANI_news) February 5, 2016
The injured personnel were rushed to nearby Tirupatur government hospital.
According to a NDTV report, at least 11 trains have been cancelled between the Chennai and Bengaluru sector due to the accident, including the Chennai-Bengaluru-Chennai double decker, Chennai-Bengaluru-Chennai Brindavan Express and Lalbagh Express, among others.
ANI has given the following helpline numbers for contact:
- Bengaluru City - 080 22156553, 080 22156554, 080 22873103
- Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station - 080 23339162
- Railways - 58885
More details are awaited.
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