An express train derailment killed at least four people

IIndia still mourning the death in a car accident train. At least four people died and several others were injured in the incident derailment from an express train in the country’s northeastern state of Bihar, local media reported on Thursday.

“Four casualties have been confirmed and rescue operations are underway. Twenty-one coaches derailed,” Tarun Prakash, managing director of East Central Railway, told the newspaper. India Time. News agency ANI also reported four people were killed. Media reported that several injured people were taken to hospital, without specifying the number.

A large number of accidents

The train came from the capital New Delhi and towards Kamakhya Junction, in the state of Assam (northeast). “I deeply condole with this irreparable loss,” Indian Railways Minister Ashwini Vaisjnaw wrote on social network X, without providing an official report.

India, which has one of the largest railway networks in the world, has experienced many deadly train accidents in its history. However, security has improved in recent years thanks to investment and technological improvements.

In June, a collision between three trains near Balasore, in the (eastern) state of Odisha, left nearly 300 people dead and more than a thousand injured, due to problems with the switching system. . The deadliest accident in the country’s history still occurred on 6 June 1981 when, in the (eastern) state of Bihar, seven carriages of a train crossing a bridge fell into the Bagmati River, causing between 800 and 1,000 deaths.

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