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10 injured as Bengaluru-bound Island Express derails in Tamil Nadu

Last updated on: February 05, 2016 10:24 IST

The Kanniyakumari-Bangalore Island Express derailed between Somanayakanpatti and Patchur in Tamil Nadu in the early hours of Friday morning.

The Express which left on Thursday, derailed between Somanayakanpatti and Patchur in Tamil Nadu around 4.15 am where the 10 injured were rushed to the Tirupatur government hospital.

According to reports 10 people have been injured in the accident although no deaths have been reported.

As a result of the derailment, 11 coaches were flipped off the tracks. Eight of the coaches derailed, while 3 got capsized.

"Relief and rescue operations are in full swing, around 8-10 injured persons have been admitted to the hospital," the railway PRO said.

"We have rushed some buses to the accident site to clear the stranded passengers," the railway authorities added.

No casualties have been reported so far.

The following are the helpline numbers at Bangalore city and at Bangalore Cantonment stations:

BangaloreCity - 080 22156553, 080 22156554, 080 22873103

Bangalore Cantt - 080 23339162

Railway-58885. 

Image: The derailment of the express train injured 10 people although no casualties were reported. Photograph: ANI/ Twitter

Source: ANI
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