Andhra Pradesh is a state in the southern coastal region of India. It is the seventh largest state and the tenth most populous, with a total of 49.5 million residents as of 2011. It shares borders with Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and the Bay of Bengal.
On 29 October, an accident involving two passenger trains occurred in the Vizianagaram district, also known as Vijayanagaram. Vizianagaram is an ancient city and the headquarters of the Vizianagaram district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
According to reports, the accident happened when one train stopped on the tracks due to a break in an overhead cable, and a second incoming passenger train, traveling between Visakhapatnam and Rayagada, then collided with it from behind. This tragic incident resulted in 13 fatalities and 50 injuries. The report further revealed that the collision was caused by a “human error” due to the “overshooting of signal.”
A rescue operation has been launched to clear the wreckage.