At least 13 people were killed and about 50 others injured when two trains collided in southeastern India on Sunday evening. This is evident from figures from the local authorities.
The accident occurred between Alamanda and Kantakapalli in Andhra Pradesh state after a passenger train ignored a signal. “Thirteen passengers were killed, and fifty others were injured. Rescue operations are underway,” a local government official said.
Initial findings indicate the accident was due to “human error,” the Indian Ministry of Rail Transport said in a statement. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter that he had spoken to the rail transport minister. He offered his condolences to the relatives and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
India has one of the most extensive railway networks in the world. The country has already had a large number of fatal train accidents. Safety has improved in recent years thanks to investments and technological improvements.