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Palwal Accident: EMU Collides With Lokmanya Tilak Express; Driver Killed, 100 Injured

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| December 8 , 2015 , 11:27 IST
One person was killed and nearly 100 people were injured when two trains collided in Haryana's Palwal district on Tuesday morning due to foggy conditions, police officials said. According to reports, an EMU hit Lokmanya Tilak Express (Mumbai-Haridwar) from behind near village Baghola in Palwal district, about 80 km from New Delhi. haryana train accident The driver of EMU was killed while the guard was injured in the accident. All the passengers are safe. An EMU (electric multiple unit) shuttle train collided with the express train which had halted on the same track. The EMU hit the express train from behind. Dense fog was being attributed as the cause of the accident. Rescue and relief work was promptly initiated by railways and district authorities and the injured were referred to hospitals in Palwal and Faridabad, officials said. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar spoke to Palwal deputy commissioner and asked him to step up rescue and relief work. (With IANS inputs)