14 killed as 2 trains collide in UP
Fourteen people were killed and over a dozen were injured on late Tuesday when a train didn\'t stop at a red signal and collided with another train in Uttar Pradesh\'s Gorakhpur city, authorities said.
Lucknow/New Delhi: Fourteen people were killed and over a dozen were injured on late Tuesday when a train didn't stop at a red signal and collided with another train in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur city, authorities said.
The horrific accident took place after Krishak Express did not halt at the signal, bringing it on the same track as Barauni Express. It happened around 11.30 pm when the Barauni Express was passing the Nandanagar crossing. As a result of the collision, five unreserved general class coaches of the Barauni Express derailed. The Krishak Express tore through the fifth coach and badly damaged the sixth, seventh and the eight coach of the Barauni Express. Drivers of the Krishak Express escaped from the accident site. A probe has been ordered by the Railway Board, a Railway official said.
Gas cutters and cranes were pressed into service and the Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel stationed nearby joined the rescue operations.