Andhra Pradesh Train Accident: Five people run over by Konark Express

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Five people were killed when a Konark Express train collided in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district. The Konark Express collided with a passenger trying to alight from the Guwahati Express near Srikakulam.

The high-speed train bound for Guwahati was reportedly stranded at Padua village yesterday due to a technical glitch. Then a few people got off the train and stood on the side rail. 

Some passengers tried to go to the villages by crossing the nearby track in this situation. It is said that the passengers did not notice the oncoming Konark Express train as it was nighttime. Thus, the oncoming Konark Express train collided with those trying to cross the tracks. The bodies of 5 people were scattered.

Upon knowing of the accident, the Railway Police rushed to the spot, seized the bodies and sent them to a government hospital for autopsy. Police have registered a case and are investigating the incident. 

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has expressed regret over the incident. He directed the authorities to carry out rescue operations to ensure that all the victims were given proper treatment.