Most victims were aged between six and 12 years. Heart rending scenes were witnessed at the scene. The cries of the injured kids brought tears to everyone. Parents and relatives cried inconsolably near the bodies.
A man who lost his three children was inconsolable. Another man suffered cardiac arrest after he came to know that both his children were dead.Books, lunch boxes and shoes of the children were strewn all around the site.
Hundreds of people from neighboring villages rushed to the site. Angry villagers stoned South Central Railway officials who reached there. Police used batons to disperse the protestors who then blocked the nearby highway.Irrigation Minister Harish Rao rushed to the scene and supervised the rescue and relief work. He directed officials to shift the injured to Hyderabad. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao expressed shock over the accident. He directed officials to provide immediate and best treatment to the injured. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu also expressed grief over the tragedy. (IANS)