Andhra Train Accident: Death Toll Climbs to 13, 50 Injured; Track Restoration in Progress


Andhra Train Accident:Tragedy struck in Andhra Pradesh as two passenger trains collided near Alamanda-Kankatapalli in Vizianagaram district. The death toll from the incident has risen to 13, with around 50 individuals reported injured. East Coast Railway officials have reported that relief and rescue operations have concluded, and efforts to restore the track are currently underway in Vizianagaram district.

This unfortunate accident occurred when a few coaches of the Visakhapatnam-Ragada train derailed after being struck by the Visakhapatnam-Ragada passenger train on the same route in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district. Relief and rescue operations are being conducted with the assistance of local authorities and the NDRF (National Disaster Response Force).

Indian Railways’ accident relief trains have also reached the site.

Biswajit Sahu, CPRO (Chief Public Relations Officer) of East Coast Railway, stated, “The rescue operation is now complete. We have arranged buses and trains for the stranded passengers. A total of 18 trains have been canceled, and 22 trains have been diverted. We are working to clear the track by 4 pm today.”

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