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At least 10 dead after passenger train derails in northern India

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 00:27

Rescue operations are underway after train derailment in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state kills at least 10 people and injures 150 government officials say. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) At least 10 people have been killed and 150 people injured after a train derailed in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh, a government official said on Saturday (August 19). The accident happened in the town of Khatauli whilst the Kalinga-Utkal Express was travelling from the eastern city of Puri to Haridwar city in the north of the country. The local administration is carrying out rescue operations and a team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been at the scene. India's state railways, built during British colonial rule, have an appalling safety record after decades of low investment and have prioritised keeping fares low for the 23 million passengers who use the network every day. India recorded 27,581 railway deaths in 2014, the most recent year for which figures are available, with most victims falling from, or being struck by, moving trains.

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At least 10 dead after passenger train derails in northern India

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 00:27