Odishatv Bureau

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. 

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However, there has been no official information on the casualty. Official sources are yet to clear air on the reason behind the mishap.

Local police have reportedly launched a rescue and relief operation. Waltair Divisional Railway Manager Saurabh Prasad and other officials of East Coast Railway have also rushed to the accident site.

The local administration and the NDRF have been informed for assistance and ambulance service, while an accident relief train has reached the site, railway officials said

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has 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. 

"The Chief Minister has advised to send as many ambulances as possible from the nearby districts of Visakhapatnam and Anakapalli and make all kinds of arrangements to provide medical treatment in the nearby hospitals. The details regarding the incident should be reported to him from time to time," CMO Andhra Pradesh tweeted.