Hyderabad train collision: Locopilot's condition critical

The MMTS train is a popular mode of transportation in Hyderabad.

The MMTS train is a popular mode of transportation in Hyderabad.   | Photo Credit: G_RAMAKRISHNA

As many as 16 people were injured when the MMTS train collided with the Hundry Express at the Kacheguda station around 10.30 a.m. on Monday.

The medical condition of the locopilot L. Chandrasekhar (36) — who was rescued from mangled coach of Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) train, which rammed another train outside Kachiguda Railway Station on Monday morning — is critical.

The locopilot’s condition turned adverse right from the point he was rushed to CARE Hospitals, Nampally, as he suffered cardiac arrest in the ambulance and was revived using Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

He suffered from multiple injuries including rib fractures, hemorrhagic shock (body functioning affected due to loss of blood), and is undergoing treatment.

Speaking to media on Tuesday, Medical Superintendent of the hospital Sushma Rani said that they suspected he suffered from internal bleeding as there was blood along with the urine.

A total of 18 people got injured in the accident. They were rushed to State government-run Osmania General Hospital, Afzalgunj, and the CARE Hospitals immediately after the accident.

However, the locopilot was trapped inside the driver’s cabin. Rescue teams from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and South Central Railway (SCR) had to put in eight-hours of effort to extricate him.

At around 7 pm on Monday, he was rushed to the corporate hospital where doctors provided him with mechanical ventilator support as the medical condition was not good.

“He is provided with Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)-which is used when kidneys are injured, urine output decreases.  Besides, supply of blood to his legs has decreased. His condition is critical. We are providing treatment to him with help of various specialists including Orthopedicians, vascular surgeons,” Dr Sushma said, adding the locopilot is provided with ventilator support.

The doctors will be able to know if surgery is required or if it can be performed only after Mr. Chandrsekhar’s condition stabilises, she added.

Besides him, a passenger in the MMTS P. Shekhar ( 35), who suffered from multiple fractures, was shifted from OGH to the corporate hospital.

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