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Three killed, 14 hurt as trains collide near Tundla

At least three persons were killed and 14 others injured when the Kalindi Express train rammed into Kanpur-bound Shram Shakti Express near here amid dense fog this morning.

The Bhiwani-Kanpur Central Kalindi Express hit the stationary train from rear near Nitawali-Tundla crossing at around 8.15 am, police and railway officials said.

The guard bogey and the attached coach of Shram Shakti Express, which was travelling from Delhi to Kanpur, were damaged in the mishap.

Railway officials in New Delhi said primarily, thick fog was believed to be the cause of the accident. “Three persons have been killed and 14 others injured,” North-Central Railway spokesperson R D Vajpai said.

Earlier on January 2, ten people were killed and 45 injured in three train accidents in Uttar Pradesh amid dense fog and near zero visibility conditions.

Vajpai said a medical van and a relief van have been sent to the spot and the injured have been admitted to Tundla hospital. All passengers in the affected coaches have been rescued, he said.

Officials said work is on to restore the railway track, which is expected to be completed by late afternoon

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