Medak train accident: Prima facie evidence points at school bus driver’s negligence

Medak (Telangana), July 24 : The Additional Director General (ADG) PR, Railways, Anil Saxena, said Thursday that prima facie evidence points the blame at the school bus driver for the collision between the Nanded- Hyderabad Express and a school bus at an unmanned crossing in Medak today.

Saxena told ANI, “A school bus without observing mandatory precautions tried to cross the track when the train was on the track. It is an unfortunate, tragic accident. Prima facie it appears that the driver did not take enough precautions on such unmanned precautions. The driver or his attendant should have got down and seen if the track is clear.”

He also added that the focus was to provide best possible care to the injured and that they were collaborating with the district administration to do so. K Kavitha of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) also told ANI that the state government was doing its best to help the injured.

She said, “The incident is a very sad one. Government is doing everything. The CM has talked to the Railway GM and sent a rescue team also. More details will come out later.” At least 13 persons are feared dead after the unfortunate incident in Telangana’s Medak district this morning.