Sunday, August 20, 2017

23 Killed And 64 Injured In A Train Crash In India


NEW DELHI: At least 23 passengers were killed and 64 others were injured after an express train derailed in north India on Saturday, as rescuers war to unfastened people trapped in the wreckage, according to media reports.

“Twenty-3 humans have died and 64 others are injured in the coincidence. Rescue and remedy operations are persevering with,” GS Priyadarshi, a top civil official on the occasion told AFP.

Police said the casualties had been being rushed to the health center.

“There are virtually casualties but right now the point of interest is on evacuation,” senior police officer Jitender Kumar informed AFP via cellphone from the coincidence site.

“We are shifting each person to the medical health center. We are trying to take out those trapped inside the coaches.”

Photographs from the scene in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh confirmed humans hiking onto upended carriages to strive to drag passengers out.

The coincidence is the latest catastrophe to hit India´s maximum populous state. It comes just a week after dozens of youngsters died in a hospital that had run out of oxygen.

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