Train Accident | 9 Lives Lost in Andhra Train Collision | Families to Receive Rs 10 Lakh Aid

Rohit Yaduwanshi
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Train Accident Unfolds in Vizianagaram: Passenger Train Derailed After Collision

Chaos on the Tracks: Tragic Train Accident Unfolds

In a tragic turn of events, a passenger train derailed in the Vizianagaram district on a fateful Sunday evening. The Visakha-Rayagada passenger train suffered a devastating derailment following a collision with the Palasa-Visakha Express near Kantakapalli in the Kothavalasa mandal area.

Train Accident Claims Lives and Injuries

The repercussions of this train accident have been heart-wrenching, with at least six passengers losing their lives and ten others sustaining injuries. However, it is crucial to note that the death toll is expected to rise as the ongoing rescue operation continues to unfold.


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Swift Police Response and Medical Attention

Authorities swiftly responded to the scene as the police arrived at the accident site, diligently tending to the injured passengers. The injured have been promptly transported to nearby hospitals where they are currently receiving medical care. Despite the challenging circumstances, rescue operations are still underway.

Government Intervention and Relief Measures

In a bid to provide immediate relief to the affected individuals, Andhra Pradesh Minister Botsa Satyanarayana personally reached the accident site. He is now actively coordinating with various departments to ensure swift relief measures for the victims of this tragic incident.

Helpline Numbers for Assistance

The Visakhapatnam Railway Station has taken immediate action by issuing a set of helpline numbers to offer assistance and support to those affected. If you or someone you know requires help or information, please consider reaching out to these helpline numbers:

  • 08912746330
  • 08912744619
  • 8106053051
  • 8106053052
  • 8500041670
  • 8500041671

Chief Minister’s Response: Relief and Assistance

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed profound shock over this devastating train accident that occurred near Kantakapalli in Vizianagaram district. In response to the crisis, the Chief Minister swiftly took action, dispatching officials to the accident site to provide urgent relief measures to the affected individuals.

Immediate Relief Measures and Medical Assistance

Acknowledging the urgency of the situation, Chief Minister YS Jagan directed officials to dispatch as many ambulances as possible from the nearby districts of Visakhapatnam and Anakapalli. This proactive measure ensures that those injured receive the necessary medical treatment in nearby hospitals.

Compensation and Support

The Chief Minister has also announced financial support for the victims’ families. He instructed officials to provide an ex-gratia payment of Rs. 10 lakh to the kin of the deceased and Rs. 2 lakh to the injured from the state. For individuals hailing from other states, a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh will be provided to the kin of the deceased, along with Rs. 50,000 for the injured.

Union Railway Minister’s Contact

Union Railway Minister Aswini Vaishnav personally reached out to the Chief Minister to discuss the accident. The Chief Minister assured the Union Minister that comprehensive rescue teams have been deployed to the accident site. Education Minister B. Satyanarayana, the District Collector, and the Superintendent of Police are supervising the ongoing relief and rescue operations.

Coordinated Relief Efforts

The Chief Minister has instructed officials from the Medical and Health, Revenue, Police, and other departments to collaborate in conducting immediate relief operations. These officials will also provide regular updates on the development of ongoing operations.

In these challenging times, our thoughts and prayers are with the affected individuals and their families. We hope for a swift and successful rescue operation and the full recovery of those who are injured. Please stay tuned for further updates as this situation develops.

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