Andhra train crash kills 13, rescue efforts ongoing
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On Sunday evening, the Visakhapatnam-Ragada passenger train struck a similar train near Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, derailing a few coaches.

Accident claims 13 people has been killed so far, more details awaited.

Oct. 30 (Amaravati): As rescue efforts continue in Vizianagaram district, the number of confirmed dead from the train crash in Andhra Pradesh rose to 13.


To far, seven of the thirteen fatalities in Vizianagaram have been positively recognised, and the identification procedure is now continuing, as reported by Police Superintendent M Deepika.

Earlier, East Coast Railway’s chief public relations officer, Biswajit Sahu, indicated that they were concentrating on fixing the tracks.

The rescue mission has been completed. Buses and trains have been scheduled to pick up the stranded travellers. There have been 18 cancelled trains and 22 rerouted ones. By today’s 4 o’clock deadline, we hope to get the track cleared, said Biswajit Sahu.

The patients with minor injuries, according to Biswajit Sahu, have been sent to the neighbouring Alamanda hospital.

Alamanda Hospital is providing first aid to injured passengers, while Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam Hospital have received patients with more critical injuries. We set up bus and rail service for the delayed travellers. There have been several train cancellations and reroutes. We have established a support desk and are alerting passengers via SMS.

Sahu further said that 22 trains were rerouted and 18 were cancelled.

“Our two ART (Accident Relief Train) teams are working there, and all the staff from the Sambalpur headquarters division are working there, and we are trying to clear the track by 4 p.m. in the evening,” he said.

On Sunday night in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district, a Visakhapatnam-Ragada passenger train collided with another Visakhapatnam-Ragada train moving in the same direction, causing a few carriages to derail.

According to the Divisional Railway Manager, the accident affected three carriages. Both the Visakhapatnam-Palasa and Visakhapatnam-Ragada passenger trains were involved in a rear-end accident. There were three coaches involved in the collision.

Efforts to save lives have begun, with the local government and NDRF having been notified to provide aid and ambulances. “Assistance trains for the accident scene have arrived,” the Divisional Railway Manager said.

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Reddy, has issued an order for rapid relief efforts, including the dispatch of as many ambulances as feasible from Visakhapatnam and Anakapalli.

Sri Y.s Jaghmohan Reddy

“CM Reddy ordered to take immediate relief measures and to send as many ambulances as possible from Visakhapatnam and Anakapalli, the nearest districts of Vizianagaram, and to make all kinds of arrangements in nearby hospitals to provide good medical care,” the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Office wrote on X (formerly Twitter). “



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