Three killed, many injured as trains collided near Nashik

Friday, July 20, 2012
Nashik: At least 3 were killed and about 70 passengers were seriously wounded when Vidarbha Express collided head on with a local train coming from Kasara between Umbermali and Kasara ghat.

The mishap took place around 9.30 pm on Thursday after 11 bogeys of an EMU train from Kasara going to Kalyan derailed possibly due to landslide, Railway Board Chairman Vinay Mittal said in New Delhi.Coaches of the Kasara local were also derailed.

A medical team has reached the accident site.

Mittal said the Commissioner of Safety (Railways) would conduct an inquiry into the incident.

Railway Minister Mukul Roy announced an exgratia of Rs five lakh for next of the kin of the dead, Rs 1 lakh for seriously injured and Rs 25,000 for those who suffered simple injuries.

Helpline Number 022-22694040 (Mumbai), 10720 (Nagpur) has been provided for those seeking the information about the mishap, the statement added
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