Andhra Train Crash Kills 11, Human Error Suspected

The Visakhapatnam-Palasa passenger train collided with the Visakhapatnam-Ragada passenger train from behind, derailing three coaches, according to the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM).

At least 11 people have died and 50 others have been injured in the train accident in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district.2. The rescue operation is over and the focus has now shifted to restoring the track.3. Buses and trains have been arranged for the stranded passengers.4. A total of 18 trains have been cancelled and 22 trains have been diverted.5. The Railways is aiming to clear the track by 4 pm today.

The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has stated that human error may have caused the collision of two trains in the Vizianagaram district. ECoR CPRO Biswajit Sahoo told reporters that the likely reason for the accident was human error, specifically the overshooting of a signal by the Visakhapatnam-Rayagada passenger train.

SDRF, NDRF, and our teams are all working together on the rescue operation. The Andhra Pradesh government will provide ₹10 lakh to the next of kin of those killed in the train accident and ₹2 lakh to those seriously injured.

At least 40 people were injured in the train accident, with four in critical condition. Thirty-two people have been shifted to the Vizianagaram Government Hospital, one to the Visakha NRI Hospital, and two to the Medicover Hospital. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee criticized Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw after the train accident in Andhra Pradesh, asking, "When will the railways wake up?"

The Railways has released a list of trains that have been diverted, cancelled, or short-terminated due to the train accident near Kantakapalle. The Prime Minister has announced an ex-gratia payment of ₹2 lakh from the PMNRF to the next of kin of each person killed in the train derailment between Alamanda and Kantakapalle. The injured will be given ₹50,000.