Fresh ceasefire violation in Poonch sector by Pakistan, 2nd in 24 hrs (Times Now) At least 24 dead, several injured as two trains derail in Madhya Pradesh

By PTI  economictimes.indiatimes.com

HARDA: At least 29 passengers, including 11 women and five children, were killed and 25 others injured when several coaches of two trains, one heading to Mumbai and another to Varanasi, derailed over a railway bridge in Harda district and plunged into the swollen Machak river.

Over 250 passengers have been rescued, a railway official said.

The Railway Ministry has ordered an inquiry into the twin train derailments and compensation for the families of the victims.

“Twenty nine bodies, including those of 13 men, 11 women and five children, have been recovered so far from the mishap site between Khirkiya and Harda, about 160 kms from Bhopal,” Madhya Pradesh government spokesman Anupam Rajan told PTI, adding that the toll could further go up.

However, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Bhopal, Alok Kumar said, “11 passengers of Janata Express and one from Kamayani Express were found dead. About rest, we are not sure whether they were villagers or s .. More info

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