10 buffaloes run over by Jan Shatabdi express in Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram: As many as 10 buffaloes were run over by the Thiruvananthapuram-Kannur Jan Shatabdi express here on Sunday afternoon.
A group of buffaloes were standing on the railway track in Veli when the train was passing by. The speeding train ran over 10 of them while the other cattle managed to run to safety.
The train sustained minor damages and was stopped for around 10 minutes. The train resumed its journey after repairs were made and carcasses were removed from the tracks.
Following the incident, rail traffic along the Thiruvananthapuram-Kollam route was affected for an hour. Chennai mail was also delayed.