: Sunday July 2, 2000
Howrah-Amritsar Express collision
The two drivers of the Howrah-Amritsar Express were killed when their train collided with the rear of a train of empty passenger stock at Ambala on 1 July.
Five passengers were also hurt in the accident.
The accident occurred between Ambala Cantonment and Ambala city stations. The empty carriages were being taken to the City station to form the service to Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh when the train came to a halt. The Express was accelerating after leaving Ambala Cantonment when the collision occurred.
An investigation into the accident has begun.
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- Web sources:
- Two train engineers killed in railroad accident in India
Ananova 01 Jul 2000
- 2 killed as Howrah Exp rams into another train
Rediff on the net 01 Jul 2000
- 2 killed, 5 injured in Ambala train accident
Times of India 02 Jul 2000
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