12 injured as two trains collide at a station in Hyderabad
Hyderabad : At least 12 people have been reported injured as two slow-moving trained collided at Kacheguda Railway station in Hyderabad on Monday.
According to reports, the Lingampalli-Falaknuma multi-modal transport system (MMTS) and the Kurnool-Secunderabad Hundry Intercity Express (17028) collided at 10:30 am.
The driver of the MMTC train is believed to be trapped inside his cabin which went into a bad shape after collision. He sustained severe injuries, and oxygen and other life-saving medical aid were being provided to him.
The senior SCR officials have been quoted as saying that cutters are being used to rescue the life of the driver. The accident occurred as the MMTS train apparently overshot the signal, they said.
"Six coaches of the MMTS service and three coaches of the Hundry Express have been damaged. The 12 passengers were rushed to Osmania General Hospital, of whom two were discharged," the SCR said in a press release.
With train route getting disrupted, one train has been cancelled and one has been diverted to a different location.
The Railway Department is yet to release an official statement on the real reason behind the accident. According to officials, the MMTS driver moved the train before the signal was given. The MMTS train, ideally, was supposed to take diversion onto another track, to pave way for the intercity train coming from the opposite direction.
A few officials also hint that there could have been a technical glitch in the signal, which is why the MMTS train was not diverted and ended up on the same track.
The Railway Minister reacted to the news and said that all the necessary arrangements are being made for the rescue operation first. "Received the tragic news of the train accident in Hyderabad & immediate instructions has 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," he tweeted.