Two trains traveling at low speed collided with each other near Hyderabad's Kacheguda Railway Station in India this morning.
The Falaknuma-bound MMTS train rammed the Secunderabad-bound Hundry Express. MMTS loco pilot Chandrasekhar was stuck in the engine. The accident occurred as the MMTS train apparently overshot the signal. Preliminary investigations suggest it was a manual error that led to the collision. "Six coaches of the MMTS service and three coaches of the Hundry Express have been damaged. The injured have been admitted to Osmania Hospital and all of them except three, have been discharged after treatment, " South Central Railway said in a press release.
The Railway Ministry has announced compensation of Rs. 5,000 each to passengers with minor injuries and Rs. 25,000 each to passengers having grievous injuries. More than three teams of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation’s Disaster Response Force have been part of the rescue operations. Train services in Kacheguda-Falaknuma section have been affected. A high-level inquiry into the collision has been ordered. One of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election promises has been to build India's first bullet train. The construction has begun.