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Kolkata: 1 dead, 6 injured in train collision

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First published: January 7, 2012, 10:44 PM IST | Updated: January 7, 2012
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Kolkata: 1 dead, 6 injured in train collision
3 coaches of the Shantipur-Sealdah local were derailed after its driver disregarded the red signal resulting in the collision.

Kolkata: One person was killed while six others were injured on Saturday night when a local train hit a stationary train at a platform in West Bengal's Nadia district, railway officials said.

The head-on collision took place when the Shantipur-Sealdah local which was coming from the opposite direction hit the stationary Sealdah-Shantipur local train waiting at the number 2 platform of Fulia station.

Three coaches of the Shantipur-Sealdah local were derailed after its driver "disregarded" the red signal resulting in the collision, a railway spokesperson said.

An off-duty railway gateman who was travelling in the other train was killed, officials said, adding its driver is among the six injured.

A rescue operation has already begun at the local level while a relief train from Kolkata has been rushed to the spot with a medical team.

When contacted, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said that a compensation of Rs 5 lakh will be given to the deceased and Rs 50,000 for those injured.

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