Rescue operations underway after eight killed in India train crash

18 June 2024
2024-06-18 11:13

Rescue operations are underway after at least eight people were killed in India on 17th June, when a goods train driver missed a signal and slammed into an express passenger train from behind. Three passenger carriages were derailed and flipped on their side, while one carriage was thrust high into the air, precariously balanced on another.

India has one of the world's largest rail networks and has seen several disasters over the years, the worst in 1981 when a train derailed while crossing a bridge in Bihar state, killing an estimated 800 people. In recent years India has been investing huge sums of money to upgrade the network with modern stations and electronic signaling systems.

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