Train derails in Andhra; 10 dead, several injured
PTC News Desk: A train going from Visakhapatnam to Rayagada derailed in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, claiming 10 lives.
"Bogies derailed after a train travelling along with passengers from Vizianagaram to Raigad hit a passenger train travelling on the same route Vishakapatnam to Palasa," according to East Central Railway CPRO.
"Injuries reported but figures yet to be known. Two trains were involved in the accident. The rescue and restoration process is on," the railway official further said.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has issued orders for immediate relief measures, including the dispatch of as many ambulances as possible from Visakhapatnam and the surrounding districts of Vizianagaram. To provide good medical care for the injured, all kinds of arrangements must be made in nearby hospitals.
The Chief Minister also directed the railway authorities to work with other government agencies, including health, police, and revenue, to implement quick-response measures and ensure that the injured receive prompt medical attention.
- PTC NEWS