3 killed in train collision near Tundla

3 killed in train collision near Tundla

New Delhi: Amid thick fog, the Kalindi Express train rammed into Kanpur-bound Shram Shakti Express near Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday morning, killing three people and injuring more than 14.

The Ministry of Railways has ordered an inquiry into the train mishap and rushed a three-member team to the accident site.

Commissioner, Railway Safety, PK Vajpayee will conduct the probe into the incident and submit a report, North-Central Railway spokesperson RD Vajpai said.

The Bhiwani-Kanpur Central Kalindi Express hit the stationary Kanpur-bound Shram Shakti Express from behind near Nitawali-Tundla crossing at around 8.15 am.

Officials said according to preliminary reports, thick fog was believed to be the cause of the accident.

Railway minister Mamata Banerjee directed three senior officials to rush to the mishap site, Ministry spokesperson Anil Kumar Saxena said.

The three are Railway Board Member (Mechanical) Praveen Kumar, director general of railway health services VK Ramteke and additional member (Signal and Telecom) KB Sharma.