- At least three people are feared trapped after two cargo trains collided
- Two trains of the National Thermal Power Corporation collided head-on
- Overturned coaches, cranes could be seen at the accident spot
Three people were killed this morning as two cargo trains collided head-on in Madhya Pradesh.
The two trains of the National Thermal Power Corporation or NTPC crashed near a village in Madhya Pradesh's Singrauli district at around 5 am.
One of the trains was carrying coal for the NTPC plant at Uttar Pradesh's Rihand Nagar from Amlori mine in Madhya Pradesh, while the other was empty.
Thirteen wagons of one of the trains and an engine jumped off the tracks following the collision, news agency PTI reported.
In visuals, overturned coaches, cranes could be seen at the accident spot. Policemen, officials of the Central Industrial Security Force, NTPC and district administration were rushed to the site soon after the collision.
The track on which the accident occurred is managed by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for coal transportation from Madhya Pradesh to Uttar Pradesh, senior police officer Pradeep Shende told news agency PTI. The trains collided after they were reportedly allowed to run on the same track.
Of the three people who died, two are believed to be drivers of the train.