34 Killed in Uttar Pradesh Train Accident - India

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:45

A passenger train has derailed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, killing at least 34 people, a railway spokesman told the media.

The engine and two carriages of the Janta Express, which travels between Dehradun and Varanasi, went off the rails near Bachhrawan village.

Several dozen people were injured in the accident, officials said.

Villagers, police and railway guards are trying to rescue passengers trapped in the carriages.

Images from the scene show mangled carriages lying beside the track.

The state's junior railway minister Manoj Sinha said an inquiry has been ordered to find out what caused the accident.

India's railway network operates 12,000 passenger trains and carries some 23 million passengers every day.

Rescue workers and others gather at the site of a train accident near Bachhrawan village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Friday, 20 March 2015.
Dozens of people were injured in the accident on FridayIndia train crash on 20 March 2015
An engine and two carriages of the Janta Express went of the railsA train compartment is lifted by a crane as the mangled remains of another compartment stands at the site of an accident near Bachhrawan village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, 20 March 2015.
One of the coaches was completely crushed

But there have been numerous train accidents in India in recent years, killing hundreds of people.

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