Indian train crash kills 12 passengers

Crowds watch as Indian firefighters attempt to retrieve the bodies of victims from the Bengaluru-Ernakulam train which derailed after a boulder fell on the track in Bidaragere, about 50 km from Bengaluru, on Friday.

Twelve passengers died and 30 were injured when the Bengaluru-Erankulam inter-city express derailed near Bengaluru early Friday, said Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

Chandy, who spoke to Karnataka Home Minister K J George, told reporters in Kochi that a Kerala delegation led by Electricity Minister Aryadan Mohammed had left for the accident site.

The incident occurred at 7.35 am when the engine and eight coaches of the express train jumped the track and derailed after it left Anekal station (near Bengaluru) towards Hosur (in Tamil Nadu) on the inter-state border, an official told IANS.
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