Train derail in Uttar Pradesh, India, 23 dead - Movingtrend

AFP - Sunday August 20, 2017

An express train derailed near Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh state, India. Official said, 23 people were killed and dozens injured, 14 coaches derailed in this accident, as rescuers scrabble across the mutilated coaches to pull the passengers from the debris.

People of suburb area and emergency teams rushed to the site where the derailment of the train had happened. G S Priyadarshi, Muzaffarnagar district magistrate, told AFP, "Twenty-three people have died and 64 others are injured in the accident. Rescue and relief operations are continuing."

FIre and emergency officer Naresh Kumar told AFP, "Scores of people have been safely evacuated from the coaches. Some dead bodies have also been recovered."

It is not the first accident, less than a year 146 people had died in Uttar Pradesh as 14 coaches of the train came off the track. 15,000 people were killed every year in India's railway accidents, a 2012 government report said.

Modi's government has guaranteed to make the railway in India safer, faster and more efficient, investing $137 billion over five years term. Japan also contributed to give $12 billion in soft loans to built India's first bullet train, in September the PM Japan with Modi will lay the foundation of this project.

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