Headlines November 13, 2019
Hyderabad train collision video goes viral
On Monday, two trains had collided near the Kacheguda railway station in Hyderabad. Initial reports stated that the accident happened due to technical glitches, but later was confirmed that it was a manual error. Over 20 people were injured in the accident. A CCTV visual of both the train colliding is now going viral on social media. Many people shared the chilling video on their social media accounts.
Received the tragic news of the train accident in Hyderabad & immediate instructions have been given to the authorities for assistance & monitoring. Railway administration is extending assistance & have made arrangements for the treatment of the injured at the accident site-Piyush Goyal, Union Railway Minister.
In the video, an MMTS train can be seen coming towards the track where Hundry Express was also on. Reportedly, loco pilot of the MMTS train was unaware of Hundry Express being close on the track. Soon after the collision, passengers can be seen running outside from both the trains. Almost six coaches of the MMTS train and three coaches of Hundry Express were fully damaged.
Reportedly, rescue teams took a long time to get to the loco pilot Shekhar who was seriously injured in the accident. He was stuck in the cabin and a nine hours rescue operation was needed to take him out.
Officials stated that further inquiry will give details about what exactly caused the accident. ““Train collision: A local train, a Multi-Modal Transport Service (MMTS), proceeding from Falaknuma to Secunderabad collided with an Intercity Express train on the same track near Kacheguda station in Hyderabad. Wrong signalling said to be the reason for the accident. Many injured”, tweeted journalist and writer Rajendra B Aklekar.
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