Family members in Warangal worried about missing children in rail mishap

Warangal: The family members of the Warangal passengers aboard the ill-fated Tamil Nadu Express bound for Chennai were worried over the well-being of their kin. Of the 14 passengers, who boarded the train on Sunday night the status of two persons, namely, M Avinash and another one M Raju, both software engineers was not known. The railway authorities claimed that of the 14 passengers who boarded the train at Warangal seven members travelled in coach number S11 and the remaining were on coach number S10.

A passenger called D Shalini, who lives in Hyderabad and boarded the train at Warangal, was confirmed to be dead. Avinash was said to be working as a software engineer with Cognizant Technologies, while Raju works for Chennai-based firm called Indus Technologies. Avinash (24) belongs to Karimabad in Warangal town and Raju (27) belongs to Venkatapuram village of Duggondi mandal in the district. Avinash’s father Gour Shanker is an assistant registrar in Kakatiya University.

Raju’s father Sambaiah is a farmer. Raju’s friend Mahipal has left for Nellore to find about Raju’s status. Likewise, Avinash’s father Gouri Shanker has left for Nellore to find about his son’s status. The railway officials have made arrangements for their journey. The families of Avinash and Raju were undergoing tremendous mental agony as the officials have not announced any details about them until the evening of Monday.

Meanwhile, the other passengers R Srinivas, Prashanthi, Sindhu of Kazipet were said to have suffered injuries. A passenger called Vijay Kumar is said to be safe.