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6 Dead, 25 Injured After Passenger Train Derails In Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram

The passenger train was travelling from Viskhapatnam to Rayagada.

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At least six persons have died and 25 were injured after a passenger train got derailed in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district on Sunday.

The train was going to Rayagada in Odisha from Visakhapatnam when it got derailed in Vizianagaram district.

Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy ordered to take immediate relief measures and to send as many ambulances as possible from Visakhapatnam and Anakapalli, the nearest districts of Vizianagaram, and to make all kinds of arrangements in nearby hospitals to provide good medical care, ANI quoted the CM office's statement.

“The Chief Minister has issued orders to coordinate other government departments including health, police and revenue to take quick-relief measures and ensure that the injured receive prompt medical services”, the statement added.

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PM Modi speaks to railway minister, takes stock of situation:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the loss of lives in the train accident in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh and spoke to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw to take stock of the situation.

"PM Narendra Modi spoke to Railway Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw  and took stock of the situation in the wake of the unfortunate train derailment between Alamanda and Kantakapalle section," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted.

Authorities are providing all possible assistance to those affected, it said.

"The Prime Minister extends condolences to the bereaved families and prays that the injured recover soon," the PMO tweeted.

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(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)
 

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