Kanyakumari-Howrah express derails

 A coach of the Kanyakumari-Howrah Express derailed near Kavali station in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh under the Gudur-Vijayawada section of the Vijayawada Division Sunday morning when a cattle herd strayed onto the railway track.

According to a South Central Railway (SCR) release, there were no casualties. The second class luggage coach was carrying around 25 passengers.

“Timely response by the railway engine personnel on Sunday averted a possible major mishap when four wheels of the coach of Kanyakumari-Howrah Express (No 12666), next to the engine, derailed between the Sri Venkateshwarapalem and Kavali stations on the Gudur-Vijayawada down-line section at 2:40 am,” said the release.

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