TN Arakkonam train accident: Probe reveals shocking truth

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Chennai, Sep 14: During the preliminary investigation in the Arakkonam train accident in Tamil Nadu unearthed some shocking truth which raised more questions about the safety of passengers at the hands of Indian railways.

The reports claimed that it was due to over speeding of the EMU train which rammed into the stationary train. Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi's statement clearly shows that it was human error and not any technical glitch that cause the train mishap.

"The cause of the accident has not been ascertained at the moment. According to the initial reports, the signal was red. But whatever is the reason it should have never happened. We learn lessons from every accident we have to ensure accident should not happen," said Trivedi while visiting the accident place on Wednesday, Sep 14.

In the deadly train collision between a moving train and a stationery one near the Arakkonam station late Tuesday night, 10 people have been reported dead and 100 people injured. The collision lead to the derailment of 5 bogies of the Arakkonam-Katpadi train.

Railway Ministry spokesperson Anil Kumar Saxena stated, "The Commissioner Railway Safety, Southern zone, SK Mittal will conduct an inquiry into the cause of the accident and submit the report at the earliest."

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