Train services resume on Chennai-Arakkonam line

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 22:19

Chennai: Train services on Chennai-Arakkonam
sector, which was halted after the train accident at Sitheri
about 90 km from here last night, killing nine persons,
resumed this evening.

The services were restored this evening, official sources
said.

Many trains were cancelled and some diverted via Villupuram
and other areas due to the mishap.
Nine persons were killed and 100 others injured when a
speeding passenger train rammed into a stationary train here,
about 90 km from Chennai, derailing five coaches last night.
The Chennai Beach-Vellore Cantonment Mainline Electrical
Multiple Unit (MEMU) train crashed into the Arakkonam-Katpadi
passenger from behind as it was waiting for signal here around
9.40 PM.

PTI




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