Trains Collide in Andhra, CM YS Jagan Sends Team to Spot to Provide Quick Relief Measures

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Tadepalli: Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed shock over the train accident near Kantakapalli in Vizianagaram district on Sunday. 

A few bogies of the Visakhapatnam-Rayagada passenger train derailed after Palasa Express collided with it near Kantakapalli in Kothavalasa mandal on Sunday evening. At least dix passengers died and 10 others were injured after four bogies of the Rayagada bound passenger in the accident. The injured have been shifted to nearby hospitals for treatment. 

Upon learning of the incident, the chief minister YS Jagan dispatched the officials to the site of the accident to provide quick relief measures to the affected people. He also directed the officials to send as many ambulances as possible from the nearby districts of Visakhapatnam and Anakapalli and ensure proper medical treatment for the injured in the nearby hospitals.

The Chief Minister instructed the officials to pay an ex-gratia of Rs.10 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs.2 lakh each to the injured from the State and a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 each to the injured from others states. Union Railway Minister Aswini Vaishnav telephoned the Chief Minister over the accident.

The Chief Minister informed him that rescue teams have been sent to the accident site and Education Minister B.Satyanarayana, District Collector and the SP are supervising the relief and rescue operations. He further told the Union Minister that all arrangements were made in the nearby hospitals to treat the injured

Chief Minister instructed that Medical and Health, Revenue, Police and other department officials to coordinate and carry out relief operations immediately. The officials were also asked to report the operations development from time to time. 

Also Read: Two Trains Collide in Andhra: Rayagada-bound Train Derails, One Dead, Several Hurt


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