Indian train accident kills at least 30, leaves 50 injured

March 20, 2015 1:26 PM

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Bachhrawan, India (Reuters) - At least 30 people were killed and 50 injured when an express train overshot a railway signal and some carriages went off the rails in a northern Indian state on Friday, officials said.

India's creaking railway system is the world's fourth largest, ferrying more than 20 million people each day, but it has a poor safety record, with thousands of people dying in accidents every year. Friday’s accident occurred at Bachhrawan railway station, about 45 km (28 miles) from Lucknow, the ca...

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