MMTS Loco pilot Chandrashekar succumbed to injuries

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  17 Nov 2019 3:04 AM GMT
MMTS Loco pilot Chandrashekar succumbed to injuries

Hyderabad: Chandrasekhar , the loco pilot of MMTS train that collided with Hundri intercity express at Kacheguda, died on November 16th.

The loco pilot who was stuck in the cabin for 8 hours after the accident, succumbed to injuries due to internal sepsis, kidney failure. Doctors said he suffered a cardiac arrest.

The train collision occurred on Novermber 11th at Kacheguda.

As many as seven persons, including the loco pilot of Kurnool Intercity Express were injured.

Reasons being attributed are technical snags that cleared the MMTS train to travel on the same track. Five of its coaches derailed because of the impact. It is believed that the MMTS driver misread the signal.

The Kurnool-Secunderabad Intercity Express had halted at the station, oblivious of which the MMTS train was also proceeding on the same track. The MMTS pilot, apparently, did not notice Express and crashed into it from the rear.

While a few bogies of the MMTS train were completely damaged, five tilted from the track.

Railway safety authorities, rescue teams, medical and police rushed to the spot and started rescue operations. The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals. Rescue teams were trying to bring the loco pilot of Intercity Express, who was struck inside the cabin following the crash.

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