Passenger Train Derails Near Kothavalasa, 7 Killed, 40 Injured

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Kothavalasa

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Kothavalasa: A passenger train en route from Visakhapatnam to Rayagada in Odisha derailed near Kothavalasa (M) Alamanda-Kantakapalli, situated in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday evening.
Railway officials have rushed to the site to assess the situation and provide necessary assistance.

According to initial reports, at least 7 persons has been killed and 40 others have been injured in the accident. The injured have been taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.

The cause of the derailment is not yet known. However, railway officials are investigating the matter.

More details are awaited. Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.

Updates:

  • The train that derailed is the Visakhapatnam-Rayagada Passenger Train.
  • The train derailed at around 7:30 PM on Sunday evening.
  • Three coaches of the train derailed.
  • The injured have been taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
  • The cause of the derailment is not yet known. However, railway officials are investigating the matter.

Passengers who are traveling on this route are advised to check the train status before they start their journey.

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