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IN PICS: Aftermath of the Chennai train mishap

Last updated on: September 14, 2011 20:49 IST

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The toll in the train collision at Chitheri near Arakkonam on Tuesday night has risen to 10 with the death of a woman on Thursday, police said.     

"The toll is now 10. The victim was a woman," Inspector General of Police (North Range), C Sylendra Babu said.

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Image: The wreckage lies in a mangled heap
Photographs: Sreeram Selvaraj
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The mishap, which killed nine persons and injured over 100, occurred on Tuesday night when a speeding passenger train rammed into a stationary train at Chitheri, about 90 km from Chennai, derailing five coaches.

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Image: The impact was so intense that it left train parts unrecognisable
Photographs: Sreeram Selvaraj
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The driver of the Chennai Beach-Vellore Cantonment Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit train that crashed into the Arakkonam-Katpadi passenger as it was waiting for signal clearance here around 9.40 pm on Tuesday night also jumped out of his cabin just before the collision near Arakkonam junction, railway officials said.

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Image: Railway workers at the mishap site
Photographs: Sreeram Selvaraj
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Rescue workers used gas cutters to help pull out the trapped passengers from the derailed bogies while two cranes were pressed into service to clear the tracks.

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Image: Railway authorities with rescue workers at the site
Photographs: Sreeram Selvaraj
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Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who visited the hospital in Chennai where the injured have been admitted, said a comprehensive probe would be launched to ascertain if the accident occurred due to human error or technical fault.

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Image: The wreckage at the crash site
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Meanwhile, train services on Chennai-Arakkonam sector, which was halted after the train accident at Sitheri about 90 km from here last night, killing nine persons, resumed on Wednesday evening.

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Image: Railways workers clearing the debris at the site
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Many trains were cancelled and some diverted via Villupuram and other areas due to the mishap.

The Chennai Beach-Vellore Cantonment Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit train crashed into the Arakkonam-Katpadi passenger from behind as it was waiting for  signal around 9.40 pm.

Image: The crash site
Photographs: Sreeram Selvaraj
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