Several railway staff are feared trapped after two cargo trains collided in Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday morning. Both the trains were reportedly carrying coal. Three people have lost their lives in the incident. The police, a team of NTPC and health service officials have reached the spot and rescue operation is underway
Madhya Pradesh: 2 cargo trains carrying coal collide in Singrauli. Loco pilot and assistant loco pilot reported to be trapped. Rescue operation by NTPC team and police is underway. pic.twitter.com/QxYd3DhsRU— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2020
"Three people including loco pilot and Assistant loco pilot have died in the crash. An investigation is underway," said SHO Arun Pandey, refusing to divulge any other details.
Speaking to media, Rajesh Kumar, CPRO of Indian Railways said, "It is not an accident in the Indian Railway system. The accident took place in the Merry Go Round (MGR) system completely owned and operated by NTPC, Rihand. As per the request of NTPC, Indian Railways is providing all support."
(More details awaited)