6 injured in head-on collision between two trains in India's Hyderabad

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-11 16:34:22|Editor: xuxin
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NEW DELHI, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- At least six people were injured Monday in a head-on collision between two local trains in southern Indian city of Hyderabad, officials said.

The injured according to officials include driver of one train, who was trapped in the mangled cabin and extricated by rescuers.

The accident took place at the Kacheguda railway station in Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana state.

"Two trains - Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) and Hundri Intercity - collided head-on here today at Kacheguda railway station," a police official said. "Six people were injured in the accident and they were removed to nearby Osmania hospital."

Local media reports put the number of injured in the accident at ten.

Officials said the impact of collision was minimal as both the trains were plying on low speeds.

Preliminary investigation said the mishap took place due to fault in signal.

India's federal railways minister Piyush Goel said he has directed authorities to extend all possible assistance to the injured.

Authorities have ordered a high-level inquiry into the collision.

Indian sprawling railways is the world's third largest network, ferrying around 23 million people each day.