A horrifying train accident happened in Vijayanagaram district near Kooneru railway station took 40 lives, over 100 people severely injured and fatalities are expected to raise.
Hirakhand Express travelling from Jagadalpur to Bhuvaneshwar derailed at around 11:30 pm making 7 compartments move out of track, one AC, 4 general and two sleeper class compartments in them.
The reasons for the accident is not confirmed by the officials and there is possible raise in death count. Rescue teams came to the aid soon after they received the information, but are struggling to pull bodies out of struck compartments. People from other bogies are trying to help in rescue operations to send many injured to nearby hospitals at Parvathipuram.
While Hirakhand Express derailed at east cabin near Kooneru station, the goods trains on the next track which happened to have stopped the train from getting more damaged.
The S9 compartment took the death blow compared to the remaining compartments and the death toll is expected to raise from passengers of that compartment.