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Business News/ News / India/  Kerala news: Deafening ‘mysterious’ sounds from down under scare locals. Read here

Kerala's Kottayam district residents have faced a mysterious problem since Friday morning - mysterious defeating sounds from down under. Experts have been called to asses the issue. 

The deafening sounds were heard twice in the early hours of Friday, the people of Chenappady village said. Similar sounds were reported in the area and some neighbouring places earlier this week also, news agency PTI reported. 

The villagers said there was no visible change in the surrounding environment and only a scientific study could ascertain the exact cause of the continuing underground sounds.

Officials of the Kerala Department of Mining and Geology said their expert team would soon inspect the area.

A department official familair with the matter said they had already examined the site when the sounds were first heard earlier this week. "Based on the reports that similar huge sounds were heard today again, our experts will soon examine the place," the official told Press Trust of India.

However, she said only a detailed scientific study carried out by the Centre for Earth Sciences (CES) could ascertain the actual cause of the recurring seismic sounds.

"We have our own limitations in analysing such phenomenon. So, we have already submitted a request to the CES to conduct an examination and study in the area," people familiar with the matter told Press Trust of India.

The geology department experts, however, would inspect the area again and try to analyse the details in this regard, PTI reported. 

Meanwhile, a coach of an express train which halted at the Kannur railway station in Kerala caught fire in the small hours of Thursday and one person is reportedly in police custody in connection with the incident.

The incident occurred on the Alappuzha-Kannur Executive Express train in which two months ago a man had set fire to his co-passengers, which resulted in three deaths including a toddler, leading to speculation that it might be a case of sabotage and connected to the earlier one.

The fire was noticed by some station staff at around 1.30 AM and they informed the Kannur Fire and Rescue Station which dispatched four units to deal with the blaze which was contained at around 3.15 AM, a fire rescue officer said.

The train was stationary on a track 20-30 meters away from the platform and around 100 meters from a nearby Bharat Petroleum fuel depot, a fire rescue officer said, adding that one of its coaches was completely engulfed in flames.

(With PTI inputs)

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