1 killed in train derailment in TN

04:33 PM Oct 02, 2018 | Team Udayavani |

Chennai: Two separate incidents of train derailment were reported in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, with one person dying in Ambattur after a weighbridge container fell on him, officials said.

The Southern Railway has ordered a multidisciplinary probe into the matter, they said. According to Southern Railway officials, a goods train "rolled back" at Ambattur, leading to the derailment of a brake van and a wagon before they hit a dead end and a weighbridge container.

"One person sitting beneath the weighbridge container died after the container fell on him," they said. Certain 'heavy' goods trains can move with the slightest momentum, officials said explaining the possibility of the train rolling back.

"Train movement was not affected and a multidisciplinary inquiry at the officer level has been ordered," officials added. In a separate incident at Egmore here, an empty coach of an express train proceeding to the yard derailed.

However, nobody was injured in the incident that occurred this morning nor was there any disruption in the movement of rail traffic, they said. The derailed bogie was immediately rerailed, officials added.


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