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14 killed in UP train collision: Minister

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New Delhi, Oct 1 :

Fourteen people were killed in a collision between two trains in Uttar Pradesh, Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said Wednesday.

Sadananda Gowda, Union Railway Minister
Sadananda Gowda, Union Railway Minister

“I am deeply hurt by the train accident in Gorakhpur, my deepest condolences for the families of 14 innocent people who lost their lives,” the minister said in a tweet.

The accident took place around 11.30 p.m. Tuesday after Krishak Express jumped a signal that brought it on the same track as Barauni Express.

The minister added: “It was loco pilot’s mistake who neglected the signal. The loco pilot has been suspended. Strict action will be taken for negligence.”

(IANS)