Seven persons, including a driver and a guard, were injured when a Delhi-bound passenger train hit a goods train loaded with petrol near Ghaziabad railway station, officials said on Saturday.
The 310 Ambala Saharanpur Nizammuddin passenger train was on its way to Nizammuddin railway station in Delhi when the accident took place at around 11.50 pm on Friday, a Railways spokesperson, A S Negi said.
The goods train, on its way from from Najibabad to Asaoti, was on a halt at a signal when the passenger train hit it from behind.
The guard of the goods train, R K Sham and the assistant driver of the passenger train were injured and have been admitted to Sarvodaya hospital in Ghaziabad. Five injured passengers have been taken to MNG and Yashoda hospital.
The engine and luggage van of the passenger train were derailed in the accident disrupting railway traffic on the busy track. However, there was no damage to petrol tankers of the goods train.
Medical relief teams and a relief train were rushed to the spot, along with senior officials and the ADRM.
Efforts are being made to restore traffic on the route as soon as possible, Negi told PTI.
The Northern Railways have announced helpline numbers -- Ghaziabad station --0120-2861754, accident site-- 0120-4961650 and Nizamuddin station 24359748.