Human error suspected in Hyderabad train collision

Loco pilot critical; booked for endangering public safety

The train collision that left 17 people injured here on Monday occurred due to “human error” on the part of a loco pilot, now in a critical condition, and he has been booked on charges including endangering public safety, railway and police officials said on Tuesday.

A day after the accident involving two slow-moving trains at the Kacheguda railway station, an official said according to the preliminary information, suspected human error appeared to be the cause as the MMTS train had overshot the signal.

The Commissioner of Railway Safety will dig deep and inspect all the available records and evidence, the official said.

In every inquiry there were different angles. The Commissioner would hold the statutory inquiry on Wednesday and public can give evidence, the official said adding notices in this regard had been put up at the Secunderabad and the Kacheguda railway stations.

The loco pilot was being treated for multiple problems and had been put on ventilator at a private hospital, a doctor told reporters here.

He has suffered multiple injuries, including rib fractures.

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