In a devastating incident that unfolded earlier today, two passenger trains collided in the Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, resulting in multiple casualties. The grim news has shocked the nation, prompting a swift response from authorities and leaders alike.
As per the latest reports, the collision claimed the lives of at least six people, while 25 individuals sustained injuries in the accident. The incident has left the local community and the nation at large in mourning.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her concern and frustration by criticizing Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw for the unfortunate mishap. She questioned the railways’ safety measures, stating, “When will the railways come out of the slumber?”
The collision occurred in Vizianagaram district, adding to the growing list of tragic rail accidents in recent memory. Mamata Banerjee, in a series of tweets, expressed her dismay, saying, “Another disastrous rail collision, this time in Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh, involving two passenger trains, and causing until now at least 8 deaths and injury of at least 25 more.”
Rescue and relief efforts are currently underway, with authorities working diligently to tend to the injured and investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision. As the nation grieves for the lives lost and prays for the speedy recovery of the injured, this incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of railway safety and the need for enhanced measures to prevent such tragic accidents in the future.