New Delhi: Two trains collided near Palwal railway station in Haryana on early Tuesday morning killing at least one person.
Haridwar Express (12171 Lokmanya tilak terminal Mumbai-Haridwar) and local EMU train (64055 Palwal-Ghaziabad EMU) collided between Palwal-Asaoti.
The driver of EMU (electric multiple unit) shuttle Yashpal has died while the guard of Haridwar Express BB Gupta is grievously injured.
All passengers of both the trains are safe.
The EMU hit the express train from behind. Dense fog was being attributed as the cause of the accident.
Rescue and relief work was promptly initiated by railways and district authorities and the injured were referred to hospitals in Palwal and Faridabad, officials said.
The Railway officers and officials have rushed to the site for restoration and relief measures. Accident Relief Van and medical teams was also dispatched to the site for medical relief and assistance.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar spoke to Palwal deputy commissioner and asked him to step up rescue and relief work.
Movement is currently blocked between the two stations. More details are awaited.
Meanwhile the trains enroute on the Palwal-Asaoti section which were held up are being cleared through Up & 4th line at the site.
Northern Railway has opened helpline numbers as under:
H. Nizamuddin- 011-23459748
New Delhi-1072, 011-23341074