Vizianagaram Train Accident: Death Toll Rises to 14

Vizianagaram Train Accident

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Vizianagaram Train Accident: Rescue operations are continuing in full swing at the Kantakapalli train accident site in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh. The death toll in Sunday night’s train accident has risen to 14, with more than 100 people injured.

The injured were shifted to Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram hospitals. Officials have revealed that the death toll is likely to increase.

Another train collided with a train standing on the same track at Kantakapalli in Kothavalasa mandal of Vizianagaram district. The Visakha-Rayagada passenger train, which left Visakhapatnam, stopped on the tracks after the overhead electric wires were cut. Palasa-Visakha Express collided with this stopped passenger train from behind. As a result, the last three coaches of the Rayagada passenger train derailed and hit an oncoming goods engine.

The railway department has announced financial assistance of Rs.10 lakh to the families of the deceased, Rs.2 lakh to the injured and Rs.50 thousand to the slightly injured.

12 trains have been cancelled and 15 trains have been diverted in the wake of the accident.

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