India floods derail two trains, killing at least 20; hundreds rescued

Two express trains derailed into a river in central India overnight after flood water weakened the tracks, killing at least 20 people and injuring 100, the government said on Wednesday. Divers using gas cutters pulled out trapped passengers and 300 had been rescued by early morning, officials said. Dozens were rushed to hospital in critical condition. “We are trying to rescue passengers. Relief work is going on on a war footing. We are checking all carriages to look for trapped passengers,” said ministry spokesman Anil Saxena. Twelve coaches of the Kamayani Express to Varanasi from Mumbai derailed near Harda in the central state of Madhya Pradesh just before midnight. Six coaches of the Janata Express derailed around the same time, the railway ministry said.

via ynetnews.com

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