The train accident occurred when an MMTS train crashed into a Kongu express train waiting at the platform.
“Both trains were moving slowly since they were within the station limits. As per preliminary information, two persons were injured,” an South Central Railway official said.
— ANI (@ANI) November 11, 2019
According to reports, passengers suffered injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals.
A Multi model transport system (MMTS) train collided wd a stationary train at Kacheguda station in #Hyderabad .
Over 15, including MMTS driver, were injured.People had providential escape as train was moving slow.
Signal goof up is blamed.@MumbaiMirror @BangaloreMirror pic.twitter.com/PAOrwz3SQf
— P Pavan (@pavanmirror) November 11, 2019
According to media reports, the driver of one of the trains remains stuck and a rescue operation is underway.
#Hyderabad– MMTS train rams into an inter-city train at Kachiguda Railway Station. About 10 people injured, no casualties so far. 3 coaches of MMTS damaged. Railway authorities say a technical glitch in signal could have led to two trains coming on same track. Details awaited. pic.twitter.com/eUpYHZCIEh
— Rishika Sadam (@RishikaSadam) November 11, 2019
In July, Indian Railways had claimed that due to a strict safety audit and advanced technology to curb train accidents, the number of train accidents had decreased from 118 in 2013 and 2014 to 104 in 2016-2017, 73 in 2017-2018 and 59 (thus far) in 2018-2019.
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