Published on : Saturday, February 14, 2015
The death toll is said to rise as many bodies were trapped in the wreckage. The accident occurred after 90 minutes the Bangalore-Ernakulam Intercity Express left the station.
Passengers were forced to jump out of the train as there was a lot of smoke inside the compartments.
The rail network of India operates 9000 passenger trains and carries some 18 million passengers daily.
Train accidents have been frequent even though Indian rail authorities claim that they have brought down the rate of accidents.
In October last year, 12 people were killed after two passenger trains collided in Utter Pradesh, another accident occurred in the same state on May 23 after a passenger train was derailed and hit a stationary goods train.