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39 injured as Chennai-Mangalore Express derails

Friday, Sep 4, 2015,22:19 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Chennai | 39 passengers of Chennai-Mangalore Express were injured after four bogies derailed near Cuddalore in the wee hours today.
The mishap occurred around 2 AM today when the four bogies of the Mangalore-bound train jumped the tracks at Puvanur near Vriddhachalam in Cuddalore district, about 200 km from here, police and southern Railway officials said.
Of the 39 injured, 36 were administered first aid while three others were admitted to a hospital in Vriddhachalam, Railway officials said. Rail traffic was disrupted on the busy route. Several trains were halted at nearby stations. They were later operated on alternative route but were running late, officials added.
Senior police officials said the district administration was taking stock of the situation, with steps being taken to make alternative arrangements for some stranded passengers to be ferried to nearest rail and bus terminals to proceed to their respective destinations.
All the affected coaches would be detached and the train was be allowed to move forward.  Officials have reached the spot and relief operations were in full swing.

Restoration work being carried out where six coaches of Chennai-Mangalore Express derailed near Virudhachalam, around 230 km south of Chennai on Friday.

Restoration work being carried out where six coaches of Chennai-Mangalore Express derailed near Virudhachalam, around 230 km south of Chennai on Friday.