Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dozens feared dead after Indian train crash

At least 31 people have been confirmed dead after two Indian passenger trains derailed. The trains derailed within minutes of each other on flooded tracks on a bridge in central India in Madhya Pradesh. The Kamayani Express was en route to Mumbai when it derailed around midnight on Tuesday night near the town of Harda in Madhya Pradesh state while the second train, the Janata Express, was travelling in the opposite direction and derailed soon after. 25 people were injured and another 300 rescued.


The railway spokesperson, Anil Saksena told BBC, "This unfortunate accident took place because of the flash floods on the tracks and the track caved in and resulted in the derailment of the last six coaches of the Kamayani Express"

Madhya Pradesh railway Police Chief told AFP that the death toll is expected to rise as it was not clear if all passengers have been accounted for.


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