Hosur: At least ten people were died and more than 100 injured and after nine bogies of the Bangalore-Ernakulam Intercity Express derailed this morning near the border between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka due to a train mishap near Hosur of Tamilnadu.
According to official sources,the train had left Bengaluru at 6.15 am and it got derailed at 7.35 am between Anekal Road and Hosur on Bangalore City-Salem Section, about 45 km from Bengaluru.
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted,the accident happened after the train hit a rock that had fallen on the track.
“I am on way to Bangalore to visit the accident site to help all stranded. All possible help will be rendered to the families affected,” he said.
Law Minister Sadananda Gowda has also reached the accident site.
An inquiry had been ordered to fix responsibility and for corrective action to prevent such unfortunate accidents, said the Railway Minister.
Relief and rescue operations are going on at the site with medical teams from both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on the spot. Police and Railway officials said efforts were being made to reach those trapped inside the derailed bogies.
The injured have been rushed to hospitals in nearby Hosur and Bengaluru, they said.
Bengaluru city help desk numbers are 080 22371166, 080-22156553, 080-22156554, 9731666751.
These are the helpline numbers in Kerala: Trivandrum – 0471-2321205/2321237, Ernakulam Junction – 0484-2100317/0813699773, Ernakulam town – 0484-2398200.