Two trains collide at Hyderabad’s Kacheguda railway station; 13 injured

Onlookers gather at the accident site where a Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) train collided with a passenger train between Kacheguda and Malakpet stations, in Hyderabad, Monday. Photo: PTI

Two trains collided head-on around 10:30 am at the Kacheguda Railway Station in Hyderabad on Monday (November 11).

According to reports, nearly 13 people have been injured after three coaches of Lingampalli-Falaknuma train and four coaches of Kurnool City-Secunderabad Hundry Express derailed. Rescue operations to save the injured passengers are underway and some of the injured have been rushed to the nearest hospital.

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted, “Received the tragic news of the train accident in Hyderabad & immediate instructions have been given to the authorities for assistance and monitoring. Railway administration is extending assistance and have made arrangements for the treatment of the injured at the accident site.”

The local train, a Multi-Modal Transport Service was proceeding from Falaknuma to Secunderabad, when it collided with an Intercity Express train on the same track. Sources claim that the clash might be due to the fault in signalling system. The scheduled trains are likely to be delayed due to the accident.

(With inputs from agencies)