Engine, coach of Kannur-Ernakulam express derail, none injured

The derailment led to a delay of nearly one-and-a-half hour in train's departure

By: PTI | Kozhikode | Updated: July 23, 2016 2:50 pm

The engine and one of the coaches of Kannur-Ernakulam express train derailed on Tuesday at Kannur, about 90 kms from Kozhikode, but no one was injured, a Southern Railway official said.

The incident occurred around 4.15 AM while backing the rakes from the yard to platform during shunting works, PRO,Southern Railway, R Gopinath said.

The derailment led to a delay of nearly one-and-a-half hour in train’s departure.The train which was scheduled to leave at 5 AM, left Kannur at 6.35 AM with a spare engine.
However, traffic in the route was not affected due to the derailment, he added.

A break down van with crane has been pressed into service to set the engine right, the official said, adding that none
were injured in the incident.

Share This Article
Share
Related Article

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results