- Title: INDIA-TRAIN ACCIDENT Train accident in India kills at least 12
- Date: 1st October 2014
- Summary: GORAKHPUR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (SEPTEMBER 30, 2014) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (ANI-NO ACCESS BBC) VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICIALS AND PEOPLE GATHERED AROUND TRAIN POLICE OFFICIALS HOLDING UP TORCHES BLOOD STAIN ON TRACK/DAMAGED TRAIN DAMAGED CARRIAGE POLICE OFFICIALS ON TRAIN DAMAGED TRAIN MAN CLIMBING ON TRAIN (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) CHIEF PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER OF NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY (NER), ALOK SINGH, SAYING: "The train that travelled from Lucknow to Barauni, 5204, and the other train that goes from Munduadih to Lucknow, 5007, Krishak Express had a side collision near Gorakhpur Cantonment. We have just reached the site and are starting the rescue operation. We are taking the injured to the hospital." GORAKHPUR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (OCTOBER 1, 2014) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (ANI-NO ACCESS BBC) EXTERIOR OF HOSPITAL INJURED BEING TAKEN ON A STRETCHER INJURED LYING ON BEDS IN HOSPITAL
- Embargoed: 17th October 2014 09:29
- Location: India
- Country: India
- Topics: General
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- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The collision of two passenger trains in northern India on Tuesday (September 30) night killed at least 12 people and injured 45 others, authorities said.
The collision took place on Tuesday (September 30) at 11.15 pm (1745 GMT) in Uttar Pradesh.
"The train that travelled from Lucknow to Barauni, 5204, and the other train that goes from Munduadih to Lucknow, 5007, Krishak Express had a side collision near Gorakhpur Cantonment. We have just reached the site and are starting the rescue operation. We are taking the injured to the hospital,"
Chief Public Relations Officer of Northeastern Railway Alok Singh said.
The death toll has been rising as rescuers worked through the night.
"Twelve people have died unfortunately and 45 are injured, 12 of them are grievously injured. The number of injured could change because some injured went to other places after the accident, instead of going to the railway hospital. As far as the reason behind this accident is concerned, the commissioner of railway safety will conduct an inquiry and will have a final say," General Manager of Northeastern Railway Madhuresh Kumar said on Wednesday (October 1).
Kumar said compensation to victims' families has already been provided. He added that over 300 railway staff, along with police and civilians are helping in the rescue operation
India's rail services are known for their poor safety record, something Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed to fix.
In May, a passenger train collided with a stationary goods train in Uttar Pradesh, killing at least 40 people and injuring more than 150.
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