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At least 6 dead, 25 injured as train derails in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram

AP chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy ordered to take immediate relief measures and to send as many ambulances as possible from Visakhapatnam and Anakapalli following the derailment of a passenger train going to Rayagada in Odisha from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh derailed in Vizianagaram district on Sunday in which at least six people were killed and 25 were injured.

“There was a rear collision between the Visakhapatnam-Palasa passenger train and the Visakhapatnam-Ragada passenger train. 3 coaches were involved in the accident and 10 injured. Rescue operations are underway, Local administration and NDRF were informed for assistance and ambulances. Accident relief trains reached site”, a senior railways official told news agency ANI.

Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy ordered to take immediate relief measures and to send as many ambulances as possible from Visakhapatnam and Anakapalli, the nearest districts of Vizianagaram, and to make all kinds of arrangements in nearby hospitals to provide good medical care, ANI quoted the CM office’s statement.

“The Chief Minister has issued orders to coordinate other government departments including health, police and revenue to take quick-relief measures and ensure that the injured receive prompt medical services”, the statement added.

Meanwhile, reacting to the incident, the Prime Minister’s office said, “PM@narendramodi spoke to Railway Minister Shri @AshwiniVaishnaw and took stock of the situation in the wake of the unfortunate train derailment between Alamanda and Kantakapalle section.

Authorities are providing all possible assistance to those affected. The Prime Minister extends condolences to the bereaved families and prays that the injured recover soon.”



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