Mathura: Oil tanker collides with goods train, three injured, track damaged

Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Nov 11 (ANI): As many as three people got injured when an oil tanker collided with goods train here on Sunday night leading to track-damage and derailment of the goods train. Two bikes were also damaged in the accident.

SSP Mathura, Shalabh Mathur said, "The empty oil tanker going from Aligarh towards Mathura refinery met with an accident. Three people got injured while two bikes also got damaged in the accident."

"Apparently, the tanker was running at high speed and had ruptured the right-hand side of the track and collided with the goods train which was going towards Mathura. The track got damaged due to which trains have been stopped. The track is being cleared and fire team and the team of the refinery has reached the spot to ensure that no inflammable material is there," he said.

"The injured have been shifted to hospital and are being treated, said SSP.

While the relative of one of the injured told that he died after reaching the hospital.

"He met with an accident here while returning after buying medicine. The rear end of tanker collided with his bike. He was taken to hospital but died," said Raju.

Railway officials are clearing the track.

Further, details are awaited (ANI)