At least 10 reported dead after trains collide in southeast India

At least 10 people were killed after two trains collided in the state of Andhra Pradesh in southeastern India on Tuesday night.

According to a statement released by the Railway Board of India, two passenger trains collided between the villages of Bhimadolu and Kantabamsuguda, south of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. local time.

Rescue teams were quickly deployed to the scene and have rescued more than 50 injured passengers. They are currently being transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. The cause of the accident is still being investigated.

This is the second deadly train accident to occur in India in the past week, as a result of chaotic and overcrowded railway conditions. Last week, 22 people were killed and dozens injured in a head-on collision between two suburban trains in Uttar Pradesh in northern India.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased in a tweet and said he was “anguished” by the tragedy. He has ordered the Ministry of Railways to take all necessary steps to provide immediate relief to the affected families.