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India: Two dead, 50 injured express train derails

10th Apr 2013

Chennai, (Hindustan Times): Two passengers were killed and fifty others injured when a train derailed at Sitheri near Arakkonam on Wednesday morning, railway sources said.

Eleven coaches of the Muzaffarpur-Yesvantpur Express bound for Yesvantpur derailed at about 05:50am, they said.

According to TV reports, four people have died and 30 people have been injured in the accident.

Two passengers were killed in the mishap, while the injured were admitted to the hospitals by the rescue teams of the Southern Railway, they added.

Five AC, five non-AC and one pantry coaches have derailed in the accident.

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

Rescue operations are on and more details are awaited.

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.

(With PTI inputs)

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Chennai/Train-derails-2-dead-50-injured-in-Arakkonam/Article1-1040198.aspx

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