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27 injured in Vasco-Howrah train derailment

At least 27 persons were injured, two of them critically, when the Vasco-Howrah Express train derailed near Koppal today after ramming into a road roller at an unmanned level crossing.

india Updated: Jun 19, 2010 14:02 IST

At least 27 persons were injured, two of them critically, when the Vasco-Howrah Express train derailed near Koppal on Saturday after ramming into a road roller at an unmanned level crossing.

The drivers of the train and the road roller were seriously injured in the mishap that occurred at Talakallu, about 20 km from here, South Western Railway spokesman Satish told PTI.

Five coaches including three parcel carriages derailed and the mishap disurpted rail traffic on the Guntakal section.

Twenty five passengers who suffered minor injuries were given treatment at the spot itself.

While the driver of the road roller has been rushed to a hospital in Koppal, the train driver was shifted to a Hubli hospital, Satish said.

The railways arranged buses to transport stranded passengers.