The South Asian Times

19 February 2018 00:50 AM

Hampi Express Mishap: Toll Rises To 8, Probe Ordered

New Delhi : At least eight persons were killed and several injured when Bangalore-bound Hampi Express collided with a stationary goods train at Penneconda station of Andhra Pradesh early this morning. Amid fear of toll figures going up, railway minister Mukul Roy has ordered an inquiry into the
accident.

The train, travelling from Hubli to Bangalore, collided with a goods train at Penneconda station at around 3.15 am," a Railway spokesperson said.

The injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals.

Three bogies, one SLR and two ordinary second class coaches, were derailed due to the collision. One of the coaches also caught fire.

The fire has been brought under control and rescue and relief operations were going on, he said.

"The reason of the accident is yet to be ascertained but prima facie it seems that the driver of Hampi Express overshot the signal," the spokesperson said, adding senior railway officials have rushed to the spot.

Railway healpline number:
080- 22371166
The train, travelling from Hubli to Bangalore, collided with a goods train at Penneconda station at around 3.15 am," a Railway spokesperson said.

The injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals.

Three bogies, one SLR and two ordinary second class coaches, were derailed due to the collision. One of the coaches also caught fire.

The fire has been brought under control and rescue and relief operations were going on, he said.

"The reason of the accident is yet to be ascertained but prima facie it seems that the driver of Hampi Express overshot the signal," the spokesperson said, adding senior railway officials have rushed to the spot.

Railway healpline number:
080- 22371166

Update: 21 May, 2012

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