Several passengers were left injured after two trains collided at Kacheguda Railway Station in Hyderabad on Monday morning. The accident left the loco pilots of the local train and at least 30 passengers injured.
Now, a CCTV footage of the accident has surfaced. The footage recorded by the CCTV at the railway station and tweeted by a reporter shows a Hyderabad Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) train ramming into the Hyderabad Kurnool Hundry Express which was slowing down. The MMTS train is then seen to be getting derailed and the passengers can be spotted running out of it in panic.
CCTV footage of the Mmts train collision in Kachiguda. pic.twitter.com/IMLO9Di53U
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According to a statement by South Central Railway, six coaches of the MMTS and three coaches of the Hundry Express were affected in the collision. A medical relief van and accident relief train were rushed to the spot and injured were taken to Osmania General Hospital. Train services were also affected.
Officials said an error in signalling resulted in the local train switching tracks and colliding with the stationary Intercity Express. A major mishap was averted as the local train had reduced its pace to make a halt at the same station. B B Singh, Additional General Manager, said that an enquiry would be conducted.