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Naval Special Collision.

The District Traffic Superintendent, Egmore, wires the following further particulars re- Troop Naval special collision at Tirupuvanam: The collision was caused by list and morse interlocked points being disconnected by a fitter for repairs thus following the points to be set with wrong signals. The fitter is said to have absconded. The second vehicle on the Naval special, a second class coach, telescoped through the leading brake van. There has been extensive damage to stock. One British seaman was killed and four injured, one with fractured collar bone, one with injured knee, two with internal contusions and shock. All the four are in our railway hospital at Trichinopoly.

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