In the late hours of October 29, a train accident in the Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh resulted in 13 fatalities and 51 injuries.
The passenger from the rear of the Visakhapatnam-Palasa train and the Visakhapatnam-Rayagada Passenger Service train collided. Multiple coaches derailed as a result of the hit.
The East Coast Railway reports that the accident happened on the Howrah-Chennai Main Line in Vizianagaram, between the Alamanda and Kantakapalle stations. The Waltair unit of East Coast Railways is responsible for the region.
Only the evening of October 30:- Train Accident
Only the evening of October 30 is anticipated to see the start of operations again due to ongoing repairs.
Biswajit Sahu, Chief PR Officer of ECoR, up to 18 trains have been canceled, 11 others have been partially canceled, and 22 have been diverted. Sahu is also said to have stated that the crash was caused by a signal overshooting.
According to a tweet made by Rail Minister
According to a tweet made by Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on X (previously Twitter), the payment of ex-gratia compensation has “started” at Rs 10 lakh in the event of a death, Rs 2.5 lakh for severe injuries, and Rs 50,000 for minor harm.
This month’s major rail mishap marks the second of the year.
Four passengers lost their lives and over sixty were injured When the 12506 Anand Vihar Terminal-Kamakhya Northeast Superfast Train derailed on October 11 at Raghunathpur station in the Buxar district of Bihar, Four passengers lost their lives and over sixty were injured. The preliminary report stated that a train derailment was the reason.
In the Balasore area of Odisha, a triple train accident on June 2 resulted in over 700 injuries of various degrees and the deaths of 295 passengers. Similar to the crash in Andhra Pradesh, the government said that in Balasore, there were purported “signalling circuit alteration” failures that resulted in incorrect signals.