Local train derails near Kochi, no casualties


Local train derails near Kochi, no casualties

A mainline electric multiple unit (MEMU) train bound for Ernakulam from Palakkad, derailed at Kalamassery station near Kochi on Thursday.

No one was injured and rail traffic was not disrupted, a Southern Railway spokesperson said. Two wheels of the train jumped off the rails when it was entering the Kalamassery station, 13km from Ernakulam, the spokesperson said.

Re-railing work would soon begin, he said adding the pairing train from Ernakulam to Palakkad was cancelled. Read More

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