23 killed in India train derailment

 

23 killed in India train derailment

Muzaffarnagar - More casualties are feared as a number of passengers are said to have been trapped in the derailed coaches.

By IANS

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Published: Sat 19 Aug 2017, 11:18 PM

Last updated: Sun 20 Aug 2017, 1:30 AM

At least 23 people were killed and 400 injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening.
More casualties are feared as a number of passengers are said to have been trapped in the derailed coaches. With nightfall adding to difficulties, the railways were engaged in a grim battle for rescuing those trapped by deploying heavy gas cutters and other equipment to break open into the coaches.
"Twenty-three people have died, and 400 are injured," the Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police office said in a release.
The accident occurred around 5.45pm when 14 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar derailed in Khatauli in Meerut-Saharanpur Division.


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