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« on: November 12, 2019, 06:42:22 pm »

Reported as a collision, but the video appears to show only one train.

It looks to me as though the second vehicle de-rails, but stays more or less upright and in line. The rapid deceleration then leads to other vehicles derailing. One vehicle that is presumably still on the track crumples as it strikes a nearly stopped vehicle.

Early reports suggest no loss of life nor serious injuries.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-india-50386665/india-train-collision-lucky-escape-for-passengers-in-hyderabad
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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 07:39:42 pm »

Looks like a head on collision at points to me. Lucky it was low speed.
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 07:47:29 pm »

Definitely a collision.
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 10:16:52 am »

The way the passengers leapt out of the wrecked train and ran across the tracks, apparently without checking for the approach of other trains is a bit hair raising
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 01:35:51 pm »

The way the passengers leapt out of the wrecked train and ran across the tracks, apparently without checking for the approach of other trains is a bit hair raising

That's what happens when people panic!  Sadly the Maidenhead HST (High Speed Train) fire back in the 1990s saw someone killed in similar circumstances running across the tracks.
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