Two trains were involved in a head-on collision near Hyderabad’s Kacheguda Railway Station at around 10.30 am. At least 12 people have been injured, including the driver of one of the trains. No deaths have been reported so far. The injured have been shifted to the nearby Osmania General Hospital, from where two people have already been discharged.
Authorities are currently trying to extricate the driver who has been trapped amidst the wreckage.
The crash is believed to have been caused by a fault with the signaling system that meant no alerts were sounded when the trains wound up on the same track.
Fortunately, both trains were traveling at low speeds so the impact was reduced.
“All passengers were jolted by its impact. The children were badly affected,” one of the passengers was quoted by news agency IANS.
The collision involved three coaches of a local Hyderabad Mult-Modal Transport System (MMTS) train and four coaches of the Hundri Intercity coming from Kurnool, according to news agency ANI.
The accident led to South Central Railway to partially cancel at least five trains.