Brief: Explore here all the details of the collided trains in Andhra Pradesh in which two passenger trains collided in Vizianagaram. Consequences to this incident resulted in 13 killed and almost 50 are injured.
Andhra Pradesh Train Accident Live Updates:
Accidently two trains collided in Andhra Pradesh on October 29, 2023. The train collision between two trains, the Visakhapatnam-Palasa passenger train and the Visakhapatnam-Rayagada passenger train caused a derailment amongst towns of Allamanda and Kantakapalli in Andhra Pradesh. As per the official’s info, this accident took place after one of the passenger trains breached a signal.
The death toll has reached 14 as several rescue operations are continuing in Vizianagaram district, Andhra Pradesh after the collision of two passenger trains.
After this accident of the two passenger trains in Andhra Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of ₹2 lakh for the families who lost their loved ones and Rs.50,000 for those who are terribly injured from the PM’s National Relief Fund.
In June, nearly 300 people were killed in a triple-train collision in Odisha state. And two months back, at least nine people were killed in southern India through a fire as a passenger went to make tea for himself.
Where are Anti-collision devices? Congress Ask
Congress leader & former Railway Minister, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury commented on the Central government after Andhra Pradesh’s train accident. He says that despite the hue and cry made by the BJP government and across the nation, the Ministry of Railways is really doing something new and innovative.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also emphasises that the government is so much busy with the advertising of the achievements of Vande Bharat but the safety and security of railways can’t be overlooked.
The senior leader asked in a conference, “Where were the anti-collision devices that are used to prevent collision between trains? Now all the government can do is offer a few lakhs of rupees to neglect their responsibility.
Andhra Pradesh Train Accident: Injured passengers treatment in Alamanda, Visakhapatnam hospitals
As per the info, passengers who are less injured in the train accident are into the first aid treatment near Allamanda Hospital. Those who have been terribly injured shifted to Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam Hospital.
Train accident: Death Poll (14 dead, 50 casualty)
Biswajit Sahu, a Chief Public Relation Officer, East Coast Railway apprised that 14 who lost their lives in a train collision in Vizianagaram district on October 29, Sunday. He added later on that 50 passengers are injured and 29 among them are admitted to the hospital and others have been discharged from there.
Andhra Train accident: Drone showed machinery damaged coaches
A drone’s view showed heavy machinery damaged coaches in a collision of two passenger trains in Vizianagaram district, Andhra Pradesh. Overall a big loss in all senses.
Chief Minister Reddy to visit train accident site today
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Jagan Mohan Reddy will soon visit the train accident’s site at Kantakapalli in Vizianagaram district, Andhra Pradesh. He will also visit the injured passengers who are under observation in hospitals.
List of All cancelled trains
After this incident in Andhra Pradesh, Southern Railway announced the list of cancelled trains:
07466- Rajahmundry to Visakhapatnam
07467-Visakhapatnam to Rajahmundry
17239-Guntur to Visakhapatnam
17243- Guntur to Rayagada
17267-Kakinada Port to Visakhapatnam
17268- Visakhapatnam to Kakinada port
12718- Vijayawada to Visakhapatnam
12717- Visakhapatnam to Vijayawada
Andhra Pradesh Train Accident LIVE: CM of Tamil Nadu Mk Stalin Expresses Condolences, an urge from Center to enhance train safety
This collision between the passenger trains occured a profound distressed in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, just after a few months of the tragic Balasore train accident of Odisha in June 2023.
My heartiest condolences to the families of the train accident’s victims, and I wish all of them a speedy recovery and good luck for the future.
There are a number of people who rely on railways to commute here to there. And it is a warning for us to prevent such incidents. It’s imperative for the union government & ministry of railways to reassess and improve the safety measures.