Footage shows moment when 2 trains collided in Hyderabad

Sun Online Desk

12th November, 2019 05:06:41 printer

Footage shows moment when 2 trains collided in Hyderabad

CCTV footage of the deadly train accident on Monday near Hyderabad of India shows the moment when two moving trains collided head-on near the Kacheguda Railway station in Hyderabad.

The Lingampalli-Falaknuma multi-modal transport system (MMTS) overshot the signal and collided with the Kurnool-Secunderabad Hundry Intercity Express (17028) at 10.41 am.

In the footage, the passenger train can be seen moving towards the oncoming train when it hits it head-on and some of the coaches jump because of the impact.

Moments later, passengers seated in the Intercity Express can be seen running out of the mangled coaches and climbing up walls to get away from the accident site.

Sixteen people were left injured in the accident, including a driver who was trapped in his badly mangled cabin for eight hours.

The driver of the MMTS train, who sustained serious injuries, was initially trapped in his cabin, which was badly mangled, but was rescued after a couple of hours, officials said.

Oxygen and other life-saving medical aid were provided to him during the operation, they said adding he has suffered severe leg injuries. He was rushed to a private hospital, where his condition is stated to be stable.

Commissioner Railway Safety, Southern Central Circle Secunderabad, Ram Kripal will conduct an inquiry into the incident.