Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Train derailed in India leaves 68 dead

The railway workers on Monday began removing the wreckage of a passenger train derailed in northern India after completing a rescue that found 68 corpses. During the day, many people desperate to locate their missing relatives appeared at the place where the disaster occurred on Sunday. The bodies of many victims were wrapped in white sheets were placed in rows on the floor next to the train.

By Monday afternoon, rescue teams had completed their work of searching for victims and survivors in the cars damaged, and the cleanup began in the middle of a downpour. At least 239 passengers were injured due to Kalka Mail train derailment near Fatehpur, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, said police official Brij Lal.

The train was bound for Kalka in the foothills of the Himalayas, from Howrah, a station near Kolkata in eastern India. "I was listening to music on the upper bunk when I heard a loud noise followed by a more heavy. I went flying my place and hit my head on the wagon, "said passenger Subajit Ghosh, 20, a hospital where he was bandaged head.

The cause of the derailment is unknown, but according to press reports, the driver of the Kalka Mail applied the emergency brake to no livestock was hit on the tracks.

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