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One dead, six injured in train collision

PTI  Kolkata, January 07, 2012
First Published: 23:21 IST(7/1/2012) | Last Updated: 10:01 IST(9/1/2012)

One person was killed while six others were injured tonight when a local train hit a stationary train at a platform in West Bengal's Nadia district, railway officials said.

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The head-on collision took place when the Shantipur-Sealdah local which was coming from the opposite direction hit the stationary Sealdah-Shantipur local train waiting at the number 2 platform of Fulia station.

Three coaches of the Shantipur-Sealdah local were derailed after its driver "disregarded" the red signal resulting in the collision, a railway spokesperson said.

An off-duty railway gateman who was travelling in the other train was killed, officials said, adding its driver is among the six injured.

A rescue operation has already begun at the local level while a relief train from Kolkata has been rushed to the spot with a medical team.

When contacted, Railway minister Dinesh Trivedi told PTI that a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh will be given to the deceased and Rs. 50000 for those injured.

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