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Feb 13, 2015

07:34:16 GMT--Vehicle Accident - Asia - India



EDIS Number: VI-20150213-46984-IND

Date / time: 13/02/2015 07:31:23 [UTC]

Event: Vehicle Accident

Area: Asia

Country: India

State/County: State of Karnataka

Location: Anekal

Number of Deads: 8 person(s)

Number of Injured: 60 person(s)

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Heavy



Description:



Eight passengers were killed and more than 60 injured, some of them are in critical condition when the Bangalore-Ernakulam Inter City Express derailed near Anekal. Railway officials said about nine coaches have been derailed in the mishap that occurred between Anekal-Hosur on the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border about 45 kms away at around 7.40am. The train had started at 6 am. The accident occurred after the train hit a boulder that had fallen on the track, tweeted Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. Many casualties are feared after multiple coaches of the Bangalore-Ernakulam Intercity Express train derailed and the engine caught fire in the early hours of Friday morning. The incident took place near Anekal near Mulagondapalli and Chandrapuram in the early hours on Friday. Several passengers have been trapped in the coaches mangled due to the impact of derailment and being pulled out. The injured trapped in derailed bogies were being removed and rushed to hospitals in Bengaluru and nearby Hosur, sources said. Local villagers rushed in on their two-wheelers and helped. Ambulances from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have been rushed to the spot and the injured were being rushed to nearby hospitals. For more details you can call to the below mentioned Helpline Numbers.




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