Train Accident in Andhra Pradesh Kills 13, Injures 50

Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh (October 30, 2023) – At least 13 people were killed and 50 injured after two passenger trains collided on the Howrah-Chennai line in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.

The accident occurred when the Palasa passenger train hit the Rayagada passenger train from behind at Kantakapalli, about 40 km from Vizianagaram. Three coaches of the Rayagada passenger train derailed in the impact.

Rescue teams rushed to the spot and the injured were shifted to hospitals in Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed shock over the incident and instructed officials to provide all necessary assistance to the injured. He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs 2 lakh each to the injured from the state.

The East Coast Railway (ECR) has set up helplines for assistance:

  • Visakhapatnam: 0891-2667592
  • Vizianagaram: 08922-238213

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