Narrow escape for over 100 passengers

More than hundred passengers had a narrow escape when a coach of the Yesvantpur-Howrah Super Fast Express (12864) train derailed near Kuppam, about 125 kilometres from Bangalore, on Tuesday night.

Nobody was injured in the mishap and the South Western Railway staff rushed to clear the train from the track and ensure traffic movement.

The train, scheduled to depart at 7.30 pm, left around 8 pm.

The second class sleeper coach No S1 derailed at around 10.45 pm minutes before it could reach Kuppam. 

“It is not a major mishap and the coach did not derail. Just two wheels of the coach came off the track. The loco pilot on realising the danger halted the train,” said the railway police.

A team with a special car was rushed to the spot to put the wheels back on track.

The mo­v­­ement of other trains passing through Kuppam is likely to be affected till the track is cle­a­red.

A team will be constituted to examine the cause of the mishap and submit a report.

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