12 coaches of Thiruvananthapuram-Mangalore express derail, no casualties

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At least Twelve coaches of Thiruvananthapuram- Mangalore express were derailed in the wee hours on Sunday at Karukutty Station, near Aluva.

No casualties were reported. All passengers were safe and they were taken to Thrissur by bus, said Railways.

The incident happened around 2.30 am when the 16347 express train derailed between Aluva and Karukutty station in Ernakulam district after leaving from Thiruvanathapuram at 8.40 pm yesterday, a Southern Railway spokesman said.

Train service to this route has been disrupted and it would take at least eight hours to clear the passage. Till then, trains in this route have been stopped or cancelled.

Railway helplines:

Thrissur – 04872429241
Ernakulam – 04842100317
Thiruvananthapuram – 04711072
KUC – 9447075320, 16347

Wefornews Bureau

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