Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Forty Killed as Express Train Crashes in India

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Forty Killed as Express Train Crashes in India

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Byline: Adrian Hester

AN express train has slammed into a parked freight train in northern India - killing at least 40 people, officials said.

The Gorakhpur Express passenger train was travelling at high speed and slammed on its brakes in an attempt to stop, but ploughed into the train sitting on the tracks near a railway station in Uttar Pradesh state, district magistrate Bharat Lal said.

Six of the cars on the express train derailed. At least 40 people were killed and about 100 others were injured, senior police officer Amrendra Sainger said. Authorities were searching for the station master, who disappeared after the accident in Sant Kabir Nagar, about 140 miles south east of the state capital, Lucknow.

Rescuers worked to free people trapped under toppled cars and debris. The express train's driver and assistant driver were in critical condition, railway official Alok Kumar said.

Trains were diverted to other tracks to avoid the wreckage. …

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