Rayagada Passenger was hit by Palasa Passenger from behind, six killed

RSD- Vizianagaram news:Two trains collided near Kantakapalli Railway Junction in Vizianagaram district. Rayagada Passenger was hit by Palasa Passenger from behind. The Palasa passenger hit the passenger who stopped for the signal. Three bogies of Visakha-Rayagada passenger derailed. Six people died in this accident. The injured are being taken to the local hospital immediately. Rescue operations are ongoing at the scene. The railway staff said that the death toll is likely to increase. A train collided with another train while crossing the tracks. Rescue operations were delayed due to severed power lines. The incident took place near Alamanda-Kantakapalli of Kothavalasa mandal. The AP government was alerted by this incident and sent local minister Botsa Satyanarayana, District Collector, SC to the spot immediately. Full information regarding this accident is yet to be known

Walther DRM Saurabh Prasad gave details to the media regarding this accident. Visakha-Rayagada passenger derailed. Relief operations are hampered by darkness. Waltheru DRM said that they are collecting details about the accident. Railway authorities have set up accident help lines. DRM said that the injured are being shifted to Visakha and Vizianagaram hospitals. Officials have set up helpline numbers regarding this accident. DRM said that 81060 53051, 53052, 85000 41670, 41671, 0891 2746330, 2744619, 83003 83004 these numbers should be contacted for information.