At least 10 people were injured when the Kanyakumari-Bangalore Island Express derailed early on Friday morning near Tirupathur in Tamil Nadu. No casualties have been reported. Those injured in the accident have been taken to hospitals.
Medical emergency services are at the location. Four trains have been cancelled following the accident.
The Express which left on Thursday, derailed between Somanayakanpatti and Patchur in Tamil Nadu around 4:15 am where the 10 injured were rushed to the Tirupatur government hospital.
Railway PRO Anil Saxena told ANI that 11 coaches of the train were affected, out of which eight derailed and three of them capsized. The cause of derailment is not known yet.
The accident site is close to the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border.
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