India train accident kills 30, injures 50

By SHARAT PRADHAN, REUTERS  www.torontosun.com

Bachhrawan, India – At least 30 people were killed and 50 injured when an express train overshot a railway signal and some carriages went off the rails in a northern Indian state on Friday, officials said.

India’s creaking railway system is the world’s fourth largest, ferrying more than 20 million people each day, but it has a poor safety record, with thousands of people dying in accidents every year.

Friday’s accident occurred at Bachhrawan railway station, about 45 km (28 miles) from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, one of India’s most populous states.

“Dead bodies after dead bodies were being pulled out,” said Gyaneshwari, a 43-year-old passenger, who uses only one name. “The injured were crying in pain. God has been very unkind.” More info

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