Hyderabad: 16 injured after Express, local train collide at Kacheguda; efforts on to rescue trapped driver
In a fatal accident, two trains collided at the Kacheguda station in Telangana’s Hyderabad. Sixteen people have been injured in the accident so far, including a driver who was trapped in his badly mangled cabin for eight hours.
The incident occurred when an MMTS train and an express train had a head-on collision between Kacheguda- Malakpet railway stations in Hyderabad. Sixteen passengers suffered injuries and have been rushed to nearby hospitals.
Railway authority and local administration have been rushed to the spot. According to the initial report, the driver of the local train is still stuck in the engine.
“Received the tragic news of the train accident in Hyderabad & immediate instructions have been given to the authorities for assistance & monitoring,” Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted.
“Railway administration is extending assistance & have made arrangements for the treatment of the injured at the accident site,” he said.