Three die, nine injured as train derails in India

Friday, 24 November 2017

At least three people were killed and 10 others injured about as a passenger train slipped off the rails in northern India on Friday, the railways ministry said.

The train was on its way from Goa in western India to Patna in the east when 13 coaches derailed, the ministry said.

Television news agency ANI however quoted the Uttar Pradesh Additional Director General of police as saying that the cause of accident is most probably a fractured railway track “as per local assessment.”

A medical train and a relief train had reached the accident spot, the railways said.

India has seen a spate of rail accidents over the last 12 months, reports Reuters.

Earlier in August, there were three separate incidents on the world’s fourth-biggest rail network injuring over 165 people and killing several others.