Oh My God: 91 Dead After Train Is Hurled From Tracks In Disastrous Crash
NINETY ONE people have been killed with more feared dead after 14 carriages of a train derailed in the northern Uttar Pradesh region of India.
More than 100 people are believed to have been injured in the incident, which occurred early on Sunday morning, with many still trapped in the wreckage. Fourteen carriages of the locomotive, en route between the northeastern city of Patna and the central city of Indore, were thrown off track according to railway officials. A senior railway official said: "Still many more passengers are trapped.”
Police officials rushed to the scene along with ambulances, with the emergency workers pulling out 60 bodies from the badly damaged carriages. Suresh Prabhu, India's Railways Minister, said in a tweet the government would immediately investigate the causes of the derailment and promised accountability with the "strictest possible action".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted the anguish he felt about the horrific incident. He said: "Anguished beyond words on the loss of lives due to the derailing of the Patna-Indore express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families."
India's railway system is the world's fourth largest but it has a poor safety record, with thousands of people dying in accidents every year. The nation suffers frequent train derailments, with another train accident in Uttar Pradesh in March last year killing 39 people and injuring 150. More News Coming.
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