High-speed passenger train derails in northern India

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/23 18:41:40

A high-speed passenger train derailed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, railway officials said.

"A coach of Agra-Gwalior Express train got off the tracks near the Agra Cantonment railway station this afternoon. There are no casualties in the incident," a railway official said.

The passenger rain runs between the tourist town of Agra in Uttar Pradesh and Gwalior city in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

A probe has been ordered into the incident, the official added.

This is the eight incident of train derailment in India and five in the state in the past 40 days.

Earlier this week, two trains derailed at the same spot in a span of 10 hours in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh.

And in a major accident on Aug. 19, at least 22 people were killed and over 150 people injured when Utkal Express derailed in the state's Muzaffarnagar district.

Indian Railways is one of the world's largest train networks, criss-crossing the country from north to south and carrying millions of passengers daily, but its safety record is poor.


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