Thirteen wagons of one of the trains and an engine jumped off the tracks following the collision (Photo Credit: ANI)
Three people were killed after two goods trains collided near a village in Madhya Pradesh's Singrauli district early Sunday morning. According to PTI, the mishap took place around 4.40 am when a coal-laden train heading towards Uttar Pradesh from Amlori mine in Madhya Pradesh collided with an empty goods train near Ghanhari village, Singrauli district additional superintendent of police Pradeep Shende told PTI.
Thirteen wagons of one of the trains and an engine jumped off the tracks following the collision. Three bodies have been pulled out from the engine so far, the official said. The deceased were yet to be identified, he said, adding that as per initial findings, the bodies might be of two drivers and a pointsman. Intially, it appears the accident might have occurred either due to error on part of the drivers or because of some fault in signaling, he added.
The track on which the accident occurred is managed by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for coal transportation from Madhya Pradesh to Uttar Pradesh.
Rajesh Kumar, CPRO of Indian Railway said that the accident took place in the Merry Go Round (MGR) system completely owned and operated by NTPC, Rihand. While this is not a part of the Indian Railways system, it is providing all the support as per request of NTPC.
(With Agency Inputs)