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India train crash - 288 dead and ~900 injured


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At least 288 people are now known to have been killed and 850 injured in a multiple train collision in India's eastern Odisha state, officials say.

More than 200 ambulances were sent to the scene in Balasore district, says Odisha's chief secretary Pradeep Jena.

One passenger train is thought to have derailed before being struck by another on the adjacent track late on Friday.

It is India's worst train crash this century. Officials say the death toll is expected to rise further.

Indian Railways said the two services involved were the Coromandel Express and the Howrah Superfast Express.

Sudhanshu Sarangi, director general of Odisha Fire Services, said that the death toll stood at 288.

Mr Jena said earlier that more than 100 additional doctors had been mobilised.

Story continues at BBC Online > https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-65793257


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This sadly, defines the word Catastrophe.

The carnage inside the trains, must be incredibly traumatic for the Rescue personnel. 




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Most Indian trains I've seen seem to carry more on the roof than actually inside the carriages, anyone know if this was the case here.

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