15 killed in Mathura train collision

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Mathura, Oct 21 (ANI): At least 15 people were killed and 50 others injured when the Delhi-bound Goa Express rammed into the stationary Mewar Express near Mathura on Wednesday morning.

The incident took place at around 4:00 a.m. between Mathura and Vrindavan stations.

The injured are undergoing treatment at Mathura and Vrindavan hospitals.

An unreserved compartment of the Mewar Express was damaged.

Railway authorities were using gas cutters to extricate trapped passengers from the damaged bogey. Army jawans are assisting in rescue operation.

Senior officers of Mathura administration and railways have reached on the site

Train traffic on this route of Agra division of Northern Central Railway is disrupted.

The Railways has opened helpline numbers for any inquiry. The numbers are: 1800-180 6131 (Toll free).

Delhi: 011-24359798; Ajmer: 0145-2429642; Udaipur: 0294-2483979 Mathura: 0565-2402008, 0565-2402009 and Agra: 0562-2421-41.(ANI)

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