One dead, six injured in train collision

Last Updated: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 00:04

Kolkata: One person was killed while six
others were injured Saturday 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.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 00:04

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