Nine Killed As Two Trains Collide In Andhra Pradesh, Human Error Likely Reason Behind Mishap
Hyderabad, October 30 (TNA) At least nine persons have been killed and more than 30 passengers injured in Andhra Pradesh as two trains collided. "As per the data, 9 casualties are there and 29 people have been injured," Biswajit Sahu, CPRO, East Coast Railway was quoted as saying in news reports.
A special passenger train going from Visakhapatnam to Palasa had stopped on tracks between Alamanda and Kantakapalle near Kothsavatsala because of no signal when the Vizag-Raigad passenger train rammed into it, derailing three coaches.
Railways sources said the tragedy was a result of human error, adding that signalling was not noticed by loco pilot. War room in Delhi railway ministry is monitoring the situation, the Railways source added. The East Coast Railway has released helpline numbers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and took stock of the accident as well as the relief and rescue operations.