NEW DELHI: Five people including an Indian National Congress lawmaker were killed and 20 others injured Monday morning after a lorry hit a train at a level crossing in Anantpur district of India’s Andhra Pradesh state, Indian media reported.
According to report, the granite loaded lorry lost control and hit the AC coaches of Bengaluru-Nanded Express at around 2:30 am (IST).
The accident occurred at a level crossing at Madakasira in Penukonda mandal of Anantapur district.
AA Venkatesh Naik, a member of Karnataka assembly from Devadurg constituency in Raichur district, was among the train passengers killed in the disaster.
“The Bangalore-Nanded train collided with a lorry, it resulted in derailment of 4 coaches. Union Railways minister Suresh Prabhu ji is monitoring the situation closely.” said Railways PRO Anil Saxena.