Bangalore-Nanded Express collides with lorry, Cong MLA among 6 killed

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Dinesh Akula | August 24, 2015 | Anantapur



As many as six people including  Karnataka Congress MLA Venkatesh Naik were killed and eight others were injured when a lorry carrying granite stones rammed into Bengaluru-Nanded Express train at Madakasira railway-level crossing in Penukonda mandal, Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday. Three of those killed were passengers in the train, while the other two were the driver and the cleaner of the lorry.

Three bogies of the train were derailed due to the impact of the collision. Train route between Bengaluru-Guntakal has been disrupted.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has asked for a preliminary enquiry into the mishap.

Naidu spoke to civil supplies minister P Sunitha and IT minister Palle Raghunatha Reddy, who hail from Anantpur district, and directed the ministers to arrange RTC buses from Puttaparthi and Penukonda to rescue the stranded passengers.

According to the police, the incident occurred at around 2:20 am on Monday when the brakes of a granite carrying-lorry reportedly failed and it hit the railway gate and then a bogie of the Bangalore-Nanded Express which was passing at same time.

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