Dozens of people have been reported death as as Two Indian Trains Crash Together in Madhya Pradesh State, the Kamayani Express crashed around midnight local time on Tuesday near the Kudawa railway station, about 20km from the town of Harda
Report said the Two Indian Trains Crash Together as one of the trains was on its way to Mumbai when the accident happened, while the other was travelling in the opposite direction. Officials said that at least 25 people have been injured and another 300 rescued.
Rescuers searched in darkness through Tuesday night and into Wednesday for passengers feared trapped in the carriages.
Reports also said that the two trains were crossing a bridge over the rain-swollen Machak river, about 950km (590 miles) from India’s capital, Delhi.
Railways spokesperson Anil Saksena, told the press men that “This unfortunate accident took place because of the flash floods on the tracks and the track caved in and resulted in the derailment of the last six coaches of the Kamayani Express”.
The head of India’s railway board, AK Mittal, said a flash flood struck the area minutes before the trains came through, disturbing the tracks. “Ten minutes back at this spot, train movement was normal. There was no problem”.
India’s railway minister, Suresh Prabhu, said emergency medical and other relief personnel were rushed in but the darkness and the remote location of the accident, created difficulties for them to be able to carry out the rescue operation effectively.