Eight people have been killed and over 50 have been injured when 9 coaches of an express train bound for Ernakulam in Kerala from Bengaluru derailed near Hosur. Hosur is a town and a municipality in Krishnagiri district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the headquarters of the Hosur taluk of Krishnagiri district.
The accident occurred around 7.40 AM on Friday morning. Railway authorities have rushed rescue teams to the spot and mounted a massive operation. Several passengers have been trapped in the coaches mangled due to the impact of derailment and being pulled out.
While ambulances from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have been rushed to the spot, officials are coordinating rescue operations.