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Indian lawmaker among five killed in lorry-train crash

Latest Update: August 24, 2015 | 131 Views

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.


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