Hyderabad: After a nine-hour-long rescue operation involving National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), GHMC DRF and railway emergency teams, the MMTS train pilot, who was trapped in the cabin, was rescued late on Monday evening. Several other persons, who were injured in the mishap involving the MMTS train and the Kurnool-Secunderabad Hundry Intercity Express, were admitted to different private hospitals.
— SouthCentralRailway (@SCRailwayIndia) November 11, 2019
As the MMTS train and the Intercity express crashed in a head-on collision near Kacheguda railway station, Chandrashekar, the pilot, was trapped in the MMTS cabin. Due to the crash, the cabin caved in and blocked his movements. The injured persons were immediately attended to and shifted to hospitals, because of which rescuing the pilot took a long time.
The Loco Pilot of the train, Mr Chandrasekhar & two other passengers, who were involved in today’s rail collision at Kacheguda are undergoing treatment at Care Hospital in Nampally, Hyd. I visited them to check on their health & medical condition.
I pray for their early recovery. pic.twitter.com/k1bvGQ5IV5
— G Kishan Reddy (@kishanreddybjp) November 11, 2019
Meanwhile, teams from the railway hospital provided medical assistance to Chandrashekar and monitored his health condition from time to time. Though there were not many visible injuries, it was observed that he had a fracture on one of his hands.
He was rushed to Care hospital in Nampally immediately after he was pulled out of the train wreckage.