Train accident injures 38 passengers in Chennai

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Train accident injures 38 passengers in Chennai
At least 38 passengers were injured after five coaches of the Mangalore-bound express train derailed near Cuddalore district, about 200 kms from Chennai.

According to police and railway officials, the mishap occurred around 2 a.m. when the coaches of Chennai-Mangalore Express derailed at Puvanur in Vriddhachalam.

The injured have been taken to nearby hospitals, official said, adding that the train services on the busy route were disrupted for a few hours.
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However, trains were later operated on alternative route but they were running late.

The Friday's accident is the third one in about a month. The mishap once again put the spotlight on railway safety.

On August 4, more than 35 people died and 25 were injured when two trains derailed in Madhya Pradesh.
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Five people, including a Karnataka MLA were killed on August 24 when a granite-laden truck rammed into an express train at a level crossing in Andhra Pradesh.

(Image: Indiatimes)