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Driver, gangman hurt as MMTS train hits dead-end barricade

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The MMTS train that rammed the platform at Nampally Railway Station, in Hyderabad on Wednesday.— photo: G. RAMAKRISHNA
The MMTS train that rammed the platform at Nampally Railway Station, in Hyderabad on Wednesday.— photo: G. RAMAKRISHNA

A MMTS train driver and a gangman suffered injuries after the Lingampalli-Hyderabad MMTS train hit a concrete dead-end barricade of platform No. 2 at Nampally (Hyderabad) railway station on Wednesday morning. Luckily, none of the passengers inside the train were injured.

The front cabin of the train was badly damaged and the driver P. Maniyam’s leg got stuck in the wreckage. It took a while for the authorities to extricate him. While the driver suffered a fracture, the gangman Narsimulu, who was in one of the coaches, sustained a head injury. Both were shifted to the hospital for treatment and authorities claimed that their condition was stable. The SCR authorities immediately rushed a medical and relief van to the accident spot from Secunderabad railway station. Though authorities initially suspected brake failure, later in a press release, the SCR stated that a detailed inquiry was ordered into the circumstances that led to the accident.

Following the collision, a couple of coaches got derailed and fell on the adjacent track. Railway authorities had to toil for a good three hours to put the derailed coaches back on track. The incident led to cancellation of three pairs of MMTS services. They also claimed that there was no adverse impact on running of other train services due to the incident.


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