Over 30 people were injured after two trains collide at Kacheguda Railway Station in Hyderabad, according to the India TV news media outlets.
The train accident occurred when an MMTS train crashed into a Kongu express train waiting at the platform.
“Both trains were moving slowly since they were within the station limits. As per preliminary information, two persons were injured,” an South Central Railway official said.
Indian Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has instructed local authorities to provide immediate assistance to the injured.
According to reports, passengers suffered injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals.
The driver of one of the trains remains stuck and a rescue operation is underway, according to media reports.
In July, Indian Railways had claimed that due to a strict safety audit and advanced technology to curb train accidents, the number of train accidents had decreased from 118 in 2013 and 2014 to 104 in 2016-2017, 73 in 2017-2018 and 59 (thus far) in 2018-2019.
The schedules of train services have been affected due to the accident. The railway authorities are rescheduling some trains.