7 injured as Thiruvananthapuram-bound train hits local train

Friday, May 6, 2016,10:16 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Chennai | Seven passengers of the Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram mail train were injured when it hit a local MEMU train at suburban Pattabiram station Thursday night, Southern Railway said.

All of them were given first aid and shifted to a nearby government hospital, they said. There are no casualties, Southern Railway said, adding all four lines between Chennai Central and Tiruvallur were suspended.

The incident occurred around 8.15 PM, it said, adding Trivandrum Mail passed signal at danger and hit Chennai-Pattabiram local MEMU train. Senior railway officials, including Southern Railway General Manager Vashisht Johri, rushed to the spot to oversee relief and rescue operations, it said, adding one line has been restored and one train had left Chennai Central. The Chennai Central-Mangalore Mail left the city after a two hour delay, Southern Railway said, adding the EMU sector was also being restored.

Railway and police officials had initially ruled out any injuries.