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India: Rescue operation underway in Uttar Pradesh after train derailment01:47

India: Rescue operation underway in Uttar Pradesh after train derailment

India, Uttar Pradesh
August 19, 2017 at 19:04 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least 23 people have reportedly been killed and many more injured after the Kalinga-Utkal Express train derailed in Uttar Pradesh, 130km (80 miles) north of capital New Dehli, Saturday.

According to sources on the ground, two of the coaches collided into one another, whilst four others were overturned after going off the track.

Railway police and local volunteers are looking for survivors in the overturned coaches.

The incident marks the fourth serious derailment in India, in 2017.

India: Rescue operation underway in Uttar Pradesh after train derailment01:47
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At least 23 people have reportedly been killed and many more injured after the Kalinga-Utkal Express train derailed in Uttar Pradesh, 130km (80 miles) north of capital New Dehli, Saturday.

According to sources on the ground, two of the coaches collided into one another, whilst four others were overturned after going off the track.

Railway police and local volunteers are looking for survivors in the overturned coaches.

The incident marks the fourth serious derailment in India, in 2017.

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