One dead, six injured in train collision

  • PTI, Kolkata
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  • Updated: Jan 09, 2012 10:01 IST

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.

 

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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