26 dead as passenger train cars derail in India

March 20, 2015 9:38 AM

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26 dead as passenger train cars derail in India

LUCKNOW, India – Three coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India on Friday, killing 26 people, and rescuers were using gas cutters to rip apart the mangled wreckage to find trapped people. At least 30 people were injured.

Rescue workers had pulled out 26 bodies, said Ram Murath Yadav, a police official at the site of the accident near Bachhrawan village in Uttar Pradesh state.

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