Train derails in India, 10 die

Dhaka,  Tue,  26 September 2017
Published : 19 Aug 2017, 21:33:20

Train derails in India, 10 die

At least 10 people were killed and over 100 others injured as a train derailed in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.

The Indian Express reports, 14 coaches of Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derailed at Muzaffarnagar area, about 130 km (80 miles) north of the capital New Delhi, on Saturday evening.

The accident occurred at around 5.45 pm in Khatauli, 40 km from Muzaffarnagar.

Reflecting on the incident, India's Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said he was personally monitoring the situation and that he has directed senior officials to take stock of the situation and ensure speedy rescue and relief operations.

The cause of the derailment is yet to be ascertained.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased and said Railway Ministry and state government are providing all assistance in the wake of tragic incident.
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