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Train accident LIVE Update: Death toll from Andhra Train Tragedy revises to 13

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At least 11 persons were killed in a train mishap that occurred between Alamanda and Kantakapalli stations on the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border on Sunday. The loco pilot and guard of a train were among those killed in the mishap. Over 50 persons were injured in the mishap, informed East Coast Railway CPRO Biswajit Sahu. 

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17:30 PM(7 months ago )

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Train movement resumes after trial run; safety commissioner starts probe

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

After the restoration of a rail track, train movement resumed on the up-line on the spot of derailment in Vizianagaram of Andhra Pradesh. After a trial run on the restored track, Prasanti Express was allowed to move at 2.36 pm on Monday, according to sources of the East Coast Railway.

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17:28 PM(7 months ago )

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'Terrifying & chaotic': Odisha family survives deadly train mishap in Andhra, recounts horror

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit
Sunday evening saw another train accident in Andhra Pradesh which resulted in 13 deaths so far while more than 50 have been injured. The trains involved in the mishap were the Visakhapatnam-Palasa Passenger train (08532), Visakhapatnam-Rayagada Passenger Special train (08504) and a goods train.
 

17:26 PM(7 months ago )

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Rescue operation has been completed: ECoR CPRO

Posted by: Somatirtha Purohit

Rescue operation has been completed; all those trapped in the bogies have been rescued, says ECoR CPRO.

15:11 PM(7 months ago )

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Andhra Train Tragedy toll revised 

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Railway authorities clarified that 13 people have been killed in the mishap. Earlier, the death toll was pegged at 14 as the severed body parts of a deceased were counted twice. As many as 29 injured passengers are currently under treatment. Of them, 10 are stated to be critical.   

10:18 AM(7 months ago )

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Death toll rises to 14 in collision between two trains in Andhra

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Death toll in collision between two passenger trains in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh mounted to 14 while over 50 passengers were injured, officials said on Monday.  Read More...

10:08 AM(7 months ago )

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Andhra Train Tragedy | None of the dead identified so far is from Odisha

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

Vizianagaram district administration released the list of 13 deceased. Of them, 9 are males, two are females while two bodies are yet to be identified. None of the dead identified so far is from Odisha.   

08:32 AM(7 months ago )

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13 people died, out of which 7 already identified: Vizianagaram SP

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

So far 13 people have died, out of which 7 have been already identified and the process to identify bodies is underway, said Vizianagaram SP Deepika.  

07:59 AM(7 months ago )

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26 trains cancelled, several diverted after train mishap on Andhra-Odisha border

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

As many as 26 trains have been cancelled following the collision between two trains on the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border on Sunday. About 22 trains have been diverted while 11 trains partially cancelled. The ongoing repair work is likely to be completed by today 4 pm, informed ECoR CPRO Biswajit Sahu. 

07:35 AM(7 months ago )

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Loco pilot, guard among 11 killed in Andhra train tragedy, over 50 injured

Posted by: Ramakanta Biswas

At least 11 persons were killed in a train mishap that occurred between Alamanda and Kantakapalli stations on the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border on Sunday. The loco pilot and guard of a train were among those killed in the mishap. Over 50 persons were injured in the mishap, informed East Coast Railway CPRO Biswajit Sahu. 

23:42 PM(7 months ago )

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Andhra train accident: Railway announces ex-gratia; all injured shifted to hospitals

Posted by: Pradeep Singh

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced that ex-gratia compensation disbursement started- Rs 10 Lakh in case of death, Rs 2 Lakh towards grievous and Rs 50,000 for minor injuries. He further informed that all injured have been shifted to hospitals.

23:34 PM(7 months ago )

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ECoR arranges bus for stranded passengers

Posted by: Pradeep Singh

In order to facilitate stranded passengers, ECoR has arranged free bus service to take passengers up to Srikakulam and Vizianagaram. Food and water were also distributed to the passengers of the affected trains.

23:06 PM(7 months ago )

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Odisha CM directs SRC, Koraput and Rayagada Collectors to extend immediate help

Posted by: Pradeep Singh

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed SRC, Koraput and Rayagada Collectors to extend immediate help in rescue and relief operations. Expressing deep grief over the death of some passengers in a train accident, the CM wished speedy recovery of the injured passengers. 

23:00 PM(7 months ago )

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Train accident in Andhra Pradesh: PM Modi announces ex-gratia

Posted by: Pradeep Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from the PMNRF for the next of kin of each deceased due to the train derailment between Alamanda and Kantakapalle section. The injured would be given Rs 50,000, informed the PMO.

22:53 PM(7 months ago )

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Train accident: Over 100 passengers rescued

Posted by: Pradeep Singh

Over 100 passengers have been rescued so far, informed East Coast Railway CPRO Biswajit Sahu. Meanwhile, a rescue train has left from Bhubaneswar.

22:49 PM(7 months ago )

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Train accident: All passengers shifted, says Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

Posted by: Pradeep Singh

Rescue operations are underway. All passengers shifted. PM Modi reviewed the situation. Spoke to the CM of Andhra Pradesh, state govt and railway teams are working in close coordination, tweeted Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

22:21 PM(7 months ago )

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Andhra Pradesh train accident: Rescue operations underway

Posted by: Pradeep Singh

 

 

22:19 PM(7 months ago )

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Train Accident in Andhra: PM Modi speaks to Railway Minister, takes stock of situation

Posted by: Pradeep Singh

"PM Narendra Modi spoke to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and took stock of the situation in the wake of the unfortunate train derailment between Alamanda and Kantakapalle section. Authorities are providing all possible assistance to those affected. The Prime Minister extends condolences to the bereaved families and prays that the injured recover soon," tweeted PMO.

21:58 PM(7 months ago )

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Train Accident in Andhra Pradesh: Official Updates

Posted by: Pradeep Singh

- Derailment of Passenger Train between Alamanda and Kantakapalle in Vizianagaram-Kottavalasa Railway Section of Waltair Division of East Coast Railway Zone at about 1900hrs. 

- 08532 Visakhapatnam-Palasa Passenger train and 08504 Visakhapatnam-Rayagada Passenger Special got involved in this mishap. 

- Likely reason: Human error. 

- Overshooting of Signal by Visakhapatnam- Rayagada passenger train.

- Two Coaches of 08532 Visakhapatnam-Palasa Passenger train from the rear and the loco of  08504 Visakhapatnam-Rayagada Passenger got derailed.

- Rescue operations are underway with DRM/Waltair and his Team on the spot. Accident Relief Trains and other rescue equipment have been engaged and Helpline Numbers have been issued.

21:50 PM(7 months ago )

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East Coast Railway CPRO updates on train accident

Posted by: Pradeep Singh

East Coast Railway CPRO Biswajit Sahu informed that at least two bogies of Palasa passenger and the engine of Rayagada passenger derailed in the mishap. Though the bogies were hit by goods train, there has been no major damage. Around 100-150 passengers may have been in the bogies. Rescue operations are underway, he added.

21:37 PM(7 months ago )

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Several feared dead as Rayagada-bound train hits Palasa passenger

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Several passengers are feared dead and injured as a Rayagada-bound train hit Palasa passenger train from the rear near Alamanda Railway station on Sunday. Following the mishap, one coach of Palasa passenger reportedly jumped onto the main line which was then hit by a goods train coming on the same line.  Read More...

21:26 PM(7 months ago )

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Check Helpline Number regarding Train Accident

Posted by: Poonam Singh

21:24 PM(7 months ago )

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Andhra Pradesh CM expresses shock over train accident

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Andhra Pradesh CM expressed deep shock over the Kantakapalli train accident incident in Vizianagaram district. He ordered the officials to take quick relief measures and ensure that the injured get prompt medical services.

21:21 PM(7 months ago )

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Passenger train hits another train from rear

Posted by: Poonam Singh

Rayagada passenger train hits Palasa passenger train from the rear. Following the mishap, one coach of Palasa passenger jumped onto the main line which was hit by a goods train coming on the same line.

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