Tragedy in India: collision between two trains, at least 13 dead and 50 injured


By John

A collision between two trains left at least 13 dead and 50 injured last night in southeast India, according to local authorities. The derailment occurred between the cities of Alamanda and Kantakapalle, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, after a train carrying passengers failed to respect a signal.
“Thirteen passengers died and 50 others were injured. Rescue operations are underway,” Nagalakshmi S., a local government official, told reporters. According to the preliminary findings of the preliminary investigation, the collision was caused by “human error”, India’s Ministry of Rail Transport said in a statement.