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Punjab: Loco pilots injured as two goods trains collide at Fatehgarh Sahib

Fatehgarh Sahib: Two loco pilots were injured after two goods trains collided near Madhopur in the Sirhind area here in the early hours of Sunday, police said.
After the collision, both trains derailed.
According to the Government Railway Police, both the loco pilots were initially admitted to the Sri Fatehgarh Sahib Civil Hospital and later they were referred to Rajindra Hospital, Patiala.
"Around 3:45 am, we received information that an accident took place. We have reached the spot. Two loco pilots have been injured and they have been admitted to Civil Hospital, Fatehgarh Sahib. No casualties have been reported," said Ratan Lal of the Government Railway Police (GRP), Sirhind.
Dr Evanpreet Kaur of Civil Hospital, Fatehgarh Sahib said that both the loco pilots were residents of Uttar Pradesh.
"In the train accident, two injured loco pilots have been referred to Rajindra Hospital, Patiala... Both are residents of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh," Dr Kaur said.
However, Railway sources mentioned that it was not a side collision between the trains.
"It is not a side collision. It is an overshoot of signal on DFC by goods train," Railways sources said.

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