STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Locomotive hits stationary train; several hurt

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Around 25 persons, including a nine- month-old baby, were injured when a locomotive hit the Kanyakumari-Bangalore Island Express at the Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway S

Published: 25th April 2012 07:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:44 PM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Around 25 persons, including a nine- month-old baby, were injured when a locomotive hit the Kanyakumari-Bangalore Island Express at the Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station on Tuesday afternoon. The incident occurred when the electric locomotive, which was being attached to the train, came at a faster-than-normal pace.

 Omana of Kannur was admitted to the Medical College Hospital  and her grandson Akash was admitted to the SAT Hospital. Others were given first aid at the General Hospital. The incident occurred around 12.45 pm.  

 Coming at a fast pace, the locomotive hit the train with a jerk. According to the Railway Police, passengers who were about to board the train panicked and some fell down and were injured.

 The Island Express runs with a diesel engine from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram. An electric locomotive is attached to the train at the Thiruvananthapuram Central station. The Railway has said that it would conduct an inquiry into the incident.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp