Latest Updates on Andhra Pradesh Train Accident: Death Toll Climbs to 14 as Locomotive Engineer of Visakhapatnam-Rayagada Train Ignored Signal, Leading to Collision

Vizianagaram Train Accident News Live Updates: The number of casualties in the train accident on the Howrah-Chennai line in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh rose to 13 while 50 people were injured, superintendent of police M Deepika said on Monday. “The death toll rose to 13 and over 50 people were hospitalized”, said Vizianagaram police chief Deepika M Patil. The divisional railway manager of Waltair Division, Saurabh Prasad, said that the locopilot of Visakhapatnam-Rayagada train overshoot the signal and hit the Visakhapatnam-Palasa train which was heading on the same track. There was no Kavach system on these two trains. As many as 33 trains have been cancelled and six others rescheduled till now after the mishap in which two trains collided in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram, East Coast Railway officials said. The mishap took place when a passenger train travelling from Visakhapatnam to Rayagada derailed after colliding with the Visakhapatnam-Palasa passenger train near Kothavalasa railway station in Vizianagaram district around 7pm on Sunday. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates.

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