Loco pilot Chandrasekhar of Hyderabad train collision dies

Chandrashekhar, the loco pilot of Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) train, which collided with another train on  November 11, has succumbed to his injuries. The 31-year-old was rescued after the eight-hour-long operation from the mangled motorman cabin of MMTS which had rammed into Kurnool City-Secunderabad Hundry Intercity Express at Kacheguda railway station.

The Express train had stopped near the station for the signal when Lingampally-Falaknuma MMTS train came on the same track and collided head-on with the Hundry Express. Six coaches of the MMTS train and three coaches of the Hundry Express were derailed, affecting the movement of several trains. South Central Railway (SCR) officials had blamed MMTS loco pilot for the collision. During the treatment, doctors were forced to amputate the injured loco pilot’s leg above the knee due to extensive vascular damage. However, there was no improvement in his condition and he succumbed to his injuries on Saturday night.