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Goods train derails in Kerala, affects rail traffic

Thrissur: Four wagons of a container train on its way to Irugur from Vallarpadam derailed near here this evening, disrupting rail traffic.

Consequent to the derailment at Vallathol Nagar, rail traffic on the Shournur-Ernakulam route has been affected resulting in cancellation and some partial cancellation of some passenger trains, railway sources said.

At least four long-distance trains have been held up at various stations.

While the Kochuveli-Sampark Kranthi going to Chandigarh abd Ernakulam-Nizammuddin-Mangala Express have been held up at Vadakkancherry, the Kanyakumari-Mumbai Express is at Thrissur and Thiruvananthapuram-Lokmanya Thilak at Chalakkudy, they said.

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