Dozens injured in India as passenger & cargo trains COLLIDE due to thick fog (PHOTOS)
Up to 40 people were injured in Thursday’s smash-up near Nergundi rail station, with five in critical condition rushed to Cuttack’s SCB Medical College and Hospital for urgent treatment, according to local news reports. Emergency workers remain at the scene following the accident, in which at least five passenger coaches were completely derailed.
Photos emerged on social media showing the extent of the damage, several of them also depicting passengers stranded on foot near the crash site.
Thursday morning was especially foggy in Cuttack, with a virtually impenetrable layer of mist severely reducing visibility along the railway, which is suspected to have contributed to the cause of the smash.
8 coaches of Mumbai - Bhubaneswar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express derailed this morning injuring 20 passengers with minor injuries when it hit with a goods train due low visibility in dense fog at Salgaon Station near Nirgundi, Cuttack.@RailMinIndia@PiyushGoyalpic.twitter.com/O8uEJjtO2i— Bikash mohanty (@bikashmohanty4u) January 16, 2020
Despite the number of injured, however, nobody was killed in the crash, senior railroad officials told One India.
#TrainMishapInCuttack: Accident occurred between Salagaon & Nergundi after the LTT Express hit a goods train due to very low visibility because of dense fog; 30 to 40 passengers injured; 5 critical being shifted to Cuttack SCB; fire personnel & ambulance at the spot #Odishapic.twitter.com/R7h8KX7NzV— OTV (@otvnews) January 16, 2020
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