Of the 39 injured, 36 were administered first aid while three others were admitted to a hospital in Vriddhachalam, Railway officials said.
    
Rail traffic was disrupted on the busy route. Several trains were halted at nearby stations. They were later operated on alternative route but were running late, officials added.
    
Senior police officials said the district administration was taking stock of the situation, with steps being taken to make alternative arrangements for some stranded passengers to be ferried to nearest rail and bus terminals to proceed to their respective destinations.

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