Mangaluru, June 15: Two engines and an unreserved coach following them were derailed between Shirivagilu and Yadakumari stations after the Kannur/Karwar-Bengaluru Express train number 16518 collided to a rock that had fallen on the track at around 2.10 am on Monday June 15th. No casualties or injuries were reported.
As it was night, a boulder that had fallen on the track went unnoticed by the train driver. As a result, the boulder was pushed by the train for some distance before two engines and a compartment derailed.
As the train got stranded, traffic on this line was disrupted. Later it was brought back to Subrahmanya Road station. Meanwhile, the passengers, had to suffer inconveniences without any food and other services as this station could not cater to so many passengers. This train was brought back to the city central station from Subrahmanya Road later and was diverted via Kannur, Shoranur, Palakkad, Erode and Salem. The train left the central station here at 9.30 am on Monday.
As a result, the train number 16517/16523 which had left Yeshwantpur on June 14th, cut short its journey at Sakleshpur. This train was partially cancelled between Sakleshpur and Kannur/Karwar on June 15th. Arrangements were made to transport passengers of this train by buses to the city/Karwar.
The service of train number 16515 Yeshwantpur-Karwar Express scheduled to leave Yeshwantpur on June 15th has been cancelled, states a press release of Southern Railway.