April 17, 2024



Nearly 300 killed and 900 wounded in world’s worst train disaster in 20 years… with death toll still rising: Rescuers battle through wreckage to help survivors in India

Daily Mail News UK

At least 288 people have died with some 900 people hospitalised in a three-train collision in India last night – the country’s deadliest rail accident in more than 20 years. 

Rescuers continued to wade through piles of debris and wreckage to pull out bodies and free survivors on Saturday after two passenger trains derailed in India, hitting a stationary freight train on an adjacent track. The harrowing scenes saw the rail cars tossed far from the tracks and others flipped over entirely in one of the country’s deadliest train crashes in decades.

The accident, which happened about 137 miles (220km) southwest of Kolkata on Friday night, led to a chaotic scene as rescuers climbed atop the wrecked trains to break open doors and windows using cutting torches to free survivors.

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