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Business News/ News / India/  Andhra Pradesh trains accident: Initial probe points finger at Rayagada passenger train crew
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Andhra Pradesh trains accident: Initial probe points finger at Rayagada passenger train crew

Train collision updates: The Visakhapatnam-Rayagada Passenger Special train hit the Visakhapatnam-Palasa Passenger Express, leading to the derailment of multiple coaches in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district, between Kantakapalle and Alamanda railway stations, at around 7 pm on Sunday.

Andhra Pradesh train collision: The crash happened when an incoming train slammed into a stationary train, leading to derailment of at least three rail cars. (AP Photo) (AP)Premium
Andhra Pradesh train collision: The crash happened when an incoming train slammed into a stationary train, leading to derailment of at least three rail cars. (AP Photo) (AP)

Andhra train accident updates: Two trains collided in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday (29 October). The train collision between the Visakhapatnam-Palasa passenger train and the Visakhapatnam-Ragada passenger train caused a derailment between the towns of Alamanda and Kantakapalle in Andhra Pradesh. According to officials, the accident occurred after one of the passenger trains overshot a signal.

The death toll in the Andhra train collision reached 14 as rescue operations continue in Vizianagaram district.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of 2 lakh from the PM's National Relief Fund for the next families of each dead and 50,000 for the injured in the Andhra Pradesh train accident.

In June, a triple-train collision killed nearly 300 people in Odisha state. In August at least nine people were killed when a coach parked in southern India caught fire as a passenger tried to make tea.

Read all the updates on the Andhra Pradesh train collision here

29 Oct 2023, 10:04:44 PM IST

Train collision live: Rear collision between the Visakhapatnam-Palasa passenger train and the Visakhapatnam-Ragada passenger train

"There was a rear collision between the Visakhapatnam-Palasa passenger train and the Visakhapatnam-Ragada passenger train. 3 coaches were involved in the accident and 10 were injured. Rescue operations are underway, Local administration and NDRF were informed for assistance and ambulances. Accident relief trains reached the site," the Divisional Railway Manager said.

29 Oct 2023, 09:53:36 PM IST

Train collision live: Six people dead, 25 injured

Train collision live: At least six persons dead and 25 injured in train accident in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh: Police officials.

29 Oct 2023, 09:45:25 PM IST

Train collision live: Helpline number in Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam

Please contact the helpline number regarding Train Accident near Kantakapalle

Srikakulam station

Railway phone :-

0891- 2885911

0891- 2885912

0891- 2885913

0891- 2885914

BSNL number:-

08942286245

08942286213

Helpline No. at Visakhapatnam railway station regarding Train derailment between Alamanda and Kantakapalle rly section.

BSNL no

08912746330

08912744619

Airtel sim

8106053051

8106053052

BSNL sim

8500041670

8500041671

29 Oct 2023, 09:36:56 PM IST

Train collision live: List of helpline numbers

Helpline Number regarding Train Accident between Alamanda and Kantakapalle in Vizianagaram-Kottavalasa Rly section of Waltair Division of ECoR in Howrah-Chennai Main Line.

Bhubaneswar - 0674-2301625, 2301525, 2303069

Waltair - 0891-2885914

29 Oct 2023, 09:20:14 PM IST

Train collision live: Railway official at site

Train collision live: Divisional Railway Manager Saurabh Prasad reached the site, and rescue operations are in full swing. Local administration and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were informed, seeking assistance and ambulances, and accident relief trains have reached the site, the official added.

29 Oct 2023, 09:18:53 PM IST

Train collision live: 10 persons injured in rail accident in Andhra Pradesh

At least 10 persons were injured, and some are feared dead, after two trains collided in Vizianagaram district on Sunday evening, railway officials said.

29 Oct 2023, 09:14:12 PM IST

Train collision live:YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has ordered immediate relief measures

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has ordered immediate relief measures to be taken and asked for as many ambulances as possible to be sent from Visakhapatnam and Anakapalli, the nearest districts to Vizianagaram, his office said in a statement.

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