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April 29, 2009

Four killed in train accident in Chennai

At least four persons were reported dead while over a dozen were injured when a passenger train had a collision with a goods train in Chennai on Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred at sub-urban Vyasarpadi railway station. An unidentified person had taken over the engine of the train and set it off, causing the mishap, said TV reports.

The passenger train was on way from Chennai when it met with a mishap at Jeevnagar, where the goods train from Arakkonam rammed into it. It was feared that the casualties could mount.

The pileup involved several compartments of the two trains. Mangled bogeys were lying upturned at the scene of the accident. It is believed that a person had entered the goods train and operated it, causing the accident.

Sources said that some joyriders had made way into the engine and led the train. Rescue workers and fire fighters were involved in relief work. Train services were badly hit in Chennai.Meanwhile, Railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has ordered an inquiry into the mishap.

TIH Bureau



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