• Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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Three dead as Indian train derails

Bystanders look at the derailed carriages of a train near Manikpur railway station in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state on November 24, 2017. Thirteen coaches of an express train derailed in northern India early November 24 throwing sleeping passengers from their seats in a new disaster that left three dead and nine injured. The Vasco Da Gama Express flipped off the tracks in thick fog soon after leaving Manikpur station in Uttar Pradesh state, police said. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Lauren Codling

Thirteen coaches of an express train derailed in northern India early Friday (24) throwing sleeping passengers from their seats in a new disaster that left three dead and nine injured. The Vasco Da Gama Express flipped off the tracks in thick fog soon after leaving Manikpur station in Uttar Pradesh state, police said. The train was heading for the Bihar state capital of Patna when the accident took place at in the early hours of Friday when most travellers were asleep. “Three passengers were killed, and nine others are injured. We have evacuated those trapped inside the wagons and taken…

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