Signal failure likely caused train to change tracks before crash, says minister

India’s deadly rail crash was likely caused by a signalling failure that caused a train to wrongly change tracks, the country’s railway minister has said.
Ashwini Vaishnaw said there had been an error with the “electronic interlocking” – a system that manages the tracks and signal sequencing using sensors and feedback.

“Whoever did it and how it happened will be found out after proper investigation,” he added.
More than 300 people died in the accident and around 900 more were injured.
Prime minister Narendra Modi has said those responsible will receive the “harshest punishment”.


Source : Sky News