New Delhi: Some trains on the South Central and South Western Railway lines have been diverted, said Anil Saxena, PRO of the Railways on Monday soon after a Bangalore-Nanded Express train collided with a lorry in crossing the railway track in Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh.
The collision resulted in the derailment of four coaches and claimed the lives of at least five persons and injured another 25, Saxena told ANI.
Preliminary reports confirmed that Karnataka MLA Venkatesh Nayak was among the five people killed.
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu is monitoring the situation closely, Saxena told ANI.
Saxena said that the helpline numbers at the accident spot are - 09701374062, 09493548005, 09448090399 and 00873763945549, while the helpline numbers at the Bangalore Railway Station are - 08022354108, 0731666751 and 08022156553.