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    Published On : Tue, Dec 8th, 2015
    National News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Driver of EMU shuttle train killed in head on collision with Mumbai-Haridwar LT express

    Lokamnya Tilak Exp rams
    New Delhi/ Nagpur
    : As fog has been always responsible for train accidents, at least one person is killed and two others injured when a local train rammed into the Lokmanya Tilak Express in foggy conditions in Haryana’s Palwal district on Tuesday morning, informed sources.

    The driver of the local Palwal-Ghaziabad EMU was killed, while the assistant driver of the train and guard of the express train were injured in the mishap, sources quoted Northern Railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma as saying.
    An earlier report from other media sources put the number of injured at around 100. The report also said the injured were admitted to hospitals in Palwal and Faridabad.

    Officials said the EMU (electric multiple unit) shuttle train rammed into the rear end of the Mumbai-Haridwar express which had halted on the same track.

    “There was fog in the morning , the EMU driver probably could not see the signal and hit the train from behind,” Sharma said.

    The accident, which occurred 80 kms from Delhi disrupted the movement of at least 15 trains in the morning.
    General manager of Northern Railway AK Puthia along with senior railway officials have rushed to the spot and are monitoring the situation.

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