Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): A sleeper coach of Kochuveli-Bangalore Express was squashed like rusted tin, leaving its hind quarters in the air, when the rakes were being shunted at Kochuveli. The incident took place around 3.30 pm on Sunday before the train was to depart, raising the bogey of what could have unfolded in the event of real crash with passengers on board.
Second class sleeper coach S-14 almost broke into two, with portion of the coach collapsing over the track. Besides S-14, two other sleeper coaches suffered damage. The train had total of 24 coaches.
Divisional Railway Manager (Thiruvananthapuram) Sunil Bajpai, admitting that the coach was unpardonably old.