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Nanded passenger train hits Kakatiya Techno School bus killing 20 students

July 24, 2014
Hyderabad

In a drastic train accident that occurred on Thursday morning in which Nanded passenger train hit a bus belonging to Kakatiya Techno Scholl at an unmanned level crossing killing 20 students and injuring 15 students while three were escaped.

The accident took place at Masipeta in Chegunta mandal of Medak district. The bus was going from Islampur to Toofran to bring students studying in school.

On knowing the incident, the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao immediately directed Harish Rao, Jagadeswar Reddy and Padma Rao to oversee the relief and rescue operations.

According to Medak Collector, 13 students were died at the accident spot while 7 in hospital while undergoing treatment. Official sources said the death toll is 20 as of now and 15 injured students are being treated. Three students escaped safely in the accident. The total numbers of students in the bus are 38.

Students who died are identified as :
Chintala Suman (12), Vidya (7), Chintala Charan (4), Divya (7), Gandreddipalli Vamsi (7), Sruthi (5), Venktayapalli MD Rashid (7), Vajiya (4), Visal (6), Danush Goud (7), bus driver Biskshapati (50), Veluru Ganesh Goud (25) helper.

Students who are undergoing treatment at Yashoda Hospital are:
Prashant (6), Siva Bushan (6), Ruchigoud (6), Sandeep (5), Satiwika (6), Sravani (6), Sairam (4), Mahipal Reddy (4), Varun Goud (7), Darshan (6), B Mitusha (7), Vaishnavi (7), Satbhavan Das (3), A Tarun (7), Karunakar (12), Sarat (6), Nabhira Phatima (9), Sirisha (8), Abhnandu (9) and Harish (7)

Telangana Government announces Rs.5 lakh ex-gratia:
Telangana Government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs.5 lakhs to the kith and kin of those deceased. Telangana Minister Harish Rao announced that a railway gate will be installed within a week. Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy faulted the Railway authorities for not installing a gate at the site of accident that took the innocent lives. He demanded the railway authorities to arrange a gate immediately. Meanwhile Chief Minister Chandrasekhara Rao is visiting Yashoda hospital.

Union Government announces Rs.2 lakh ex-gratia
The Union Minister for Railways Sadananda Gowda announced Rs.2 lakh ex-gratia to the families of the victims and Rs.1 lakh to those injured.

Helpline nos: Hyderabad Yashoda hospital is 040-27713333. The South Central Railway created helplines with no.040-23200865 at Hyderabad and 040-27550355.

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