Shahdol Train Accident: A train pilot was killed and four people were injured on Wednesday morning when a goods train collided with another parked goods train at Singhpur railway station in Shahdol district.
Both trains were carrying coal. One of the trains was on the platform when another train arrived from Anuppur and collided with the halted train, causing a fire in the stalled train’s engine.
Two goods trains derailed in Madhya Pradesh’s Shahdol district on Wednesday due to a ‘signal overshoot,’ causing traffic on the Bilaspur-Katni rail route to be disrupted, according to an official from the Bilaspur railway division.
According to the authority, the freight trains did not collide.
At roughly 6.50 a.m., the incident occurred near Singhpur station.
Disturbing News of collision of 2 good trains in Singhpur of Shahdol in #MadhyaPradesh in which a Loco Pilot lost his life. My sincere condolences to his family. Praying for the speedy recovery of the injured ones 🙏🏻#TrainAccident
— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) April 19, 2023
“The derailment occurred due to signal overshoot,” the spokesman added, without providing any specifics.
According to him, this caused traffic problems on the Bilaspur-Katni railway line.
Madhya Pradesh Shahdol Train accident news
According to reports, a cargo train filled with coal was already stopped at Singhpur railway station, and the light was also red. Meanwhile, another coal-laden cargo train from Katni arrived on the same track. Even though the light was red, the goods train from Katni proceeded and collided with the goods train on the railway track. During the collision, both trains derailed. According to reports, both cargo trains were bound towards Budhar railway station.
At 6:40 am, a coal loaded speeding goods 🚂 hit into rear of another coal laden train at Singhpur Station of Shahdol-Annupur Section of @DRMBilaspur division, @secrail . ⬆️⬇️ line blocked.#SPAD #RailwaysAccident @RailMinIndia https://t.co/QNATIc87m0 pic.twitter.com/Xxbbwts8XW
— Arvind Chauhan (@Arv_Ind_Chauhan) April 19, 2023
The freight train, which was parked at Singhpur railway station in MP Shahdol, had one engine in front and one behind it. In the cargo train from Katni, two engines were running and one was not. This railway collision has destroyed four engines. Fire broke out in all four engines following the crash. According to reports, loco pilot Rajendra Prasad and assistant loco pilot Rituraj Singh were in the back engine of a cargo train that was stopped on the track. Rajendra Prasad was killed on the spot after colliding with the engine. While assistant loco pilot Rituraj Singh is in the hospital for treatment.