One killed as train derails near Arakkonam

Railway and rescue workers at the accident spot in Sitheri, near Arakkonam where nine coaches of the Muzaffarpur-Yesvantpur Express derailed, on Wednesday morning. Photo: D. Gopalakrishnan
The HinduRailway and rescue workers at the accident spot in Sitheri, near Arakkonam where nine coaches of the Muzaffarpur-Yesvantpur Express derailed, on Wednesday morning. Photo: D. Gopalakrishnan

Railway officials have confirmed one death in the derailment of the Muzaffarpur-Yeshvantpur Express (15228, via Chennai Central) at Sitheri near Arakkonam, about 40 km from here on Wednesday morning.

While the identity of the victim is yet to be ascertained, Railway officials said 27 passengers had been injured, six of them seriously.

Three passengers are being brought to the General Hospital in Chennai while the rest are under treatment at the Government Hospital in Arakkonam.

PTI adds:

In the wake of the incident, the rail traffic on Arakkonam junction has been affected, sources said.

More cancellations/reschedulements are expected later when track restoration works commence.

Nine people were killed when Chennai Beach-Vellore Cantonment Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit (MEMU) train rammed into the Arakkonam-Katpadi passenger from behind as it was waiting for a signal at Sitheri Station in 2011.

Officials reach spot

A team of Railway officials from Chennai have reached the accident site and held preliminary enquiries on the cause of the mishap, railway sources said.

According to Southern Railway sources, the following trains have been cancelled:

Kovai Express (12675), Coimbatore Duronto (12243), Brindavan Express (12639), West Coast Express (16627), Bangalore Express (12609), Inter-city Express (12679) and Trivandrum Express (12695).

Helpline: 9244919572, 044-25357398, 044-25330823.

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