NEW DELHI May 4 At least 19 people were killed
and more than 130 injured when a passenger train was derailed in
western India on Sunday, police said.
The accident took place in Raigad district, around 100 km
(60 miles) south of India's financial capital Mumbai, when the
engine and some of the coaches of the train came off the tracks
on Sunday morning.
The train was travelling from Diva, in suburban Mumbai, to
Sawantwadi, close to the beach resort state of Goa. The exact
cause of the accident was not yet known.
Police in Raigad said on Sunday night that 19 people had
been killed and 132 injured.
The Konkan Railway Corporation, the government-owned company
that operates the railway line, put the death toll at 13 and the
number of people injured at 123 in a statement on its website
earlier on Sunday.
(Reporting by Ankush Arora; Writing by Shyamantha Asokan;
Editing by Stephen Powell)