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Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw disclosed the cause behind the tragic collision of two passenger trains on October 29, 2023, resulting in the loss of 14 lives and injuries to over 50 passengers. According to Vaishnaw, the driver and assistant driver of one of the trains were busy in watching a cricket match on their mobile phones at the time of the accident.

The collision occurred on the Howrah-Chennai line in Kantakapalli, Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, when the Rayagada Passenger train struck the Visakhapatnam Palasa train from behind at 7 pm.

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