Bangalore-Nanded Express Collides With Lorry. Congress MLA Among 5 Dead

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Bangalore-Nanded Express Collides With Lorry. Congress MLA Among 5 Dead

Five people died and two others injured when a lorry collided with the Bangalore-Nanded Express in Andhra Pradesh's Anantpur district early on August 24. Congress MLA from Karnataka, Venkatesh Nayak, was among the five people who lost their lives in this accident. Naik was also a former four-time Lok Sabha Member of Parliament. blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">

Bangalore-Nanded Express train accident: More visuals from the spot

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According to the latest news, the accident occurred around 2:10 am at a level crossing near Madakasira of Penukonda Mandal of Anantapur district. According to reports, the brakes of a lorry carrying granite allegedly failed and it hit the railway gate and rammed into the train.

"The trolley hit the train at Madakasira railway gate and the granite boulder crashed against the first-class carriage of the train," DIG of Anantapur, K Satyanarayana, told PTI.


Four coaches of the train derailed after the impact. A number of other trains on south central and south western railway lines have been diverted.

"The trolley sped onto the railway track despite the railway gate and the brakes of the trolley appeared to have failed," said Satyanarayana.

A rescue effort has been launched by the railway authorities and the police.

"Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu is monitoring the situation closely," Anil Saxena, PRO, Railways told ANI.

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