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Date: 11/19/16 19:24
Patna-Indore (India) Express Accident
Author: Geodyssey

At least (63)  passengers were killed and 150 severely injured on Sunday when 14 coaches of the ill-fated Indore-Patna express train derailed near Pukhrayan area in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur Dehat district.
The accident took place at around 3 am near Pukhrayan, about 100 kms from Kanpur but the Cause of the tragedy is still unknown.
Government roped in Army and NDRF teams for rescue operations while local MPs and MLAs reached the accident spot to help victims.
Keeping in view the situation, Indian Railways on Sunday cancelled some trains and diverted some others.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi too expressed his condolences on the death of the people who were killed in the mishap.
Ordering a probe into the accident, Union Railway Minister on Sunday made it clear that "guilty won't be spared".

http://www.news18.com/news/india/patna-indore-express-train-accident-in-kanpur-death-toll-injured-rescue-operations-indian-railways-1313582.html



Date: 11/19/16 22:11
Re: Patna-Indore (India) Express Accident
Author: Harlock

A horrendous death toll on a very busy route.

Mike Massee
Tehachapi, CA
Photography, Railroading and more..



Date: 11/20/16 03:55
Re: Patna-Indore (India) Express Accident
Author: PennPlat




Date: 11/20/16 15:53
Re: Patna-Indore (India) Express Accident
Author: Lurch_in_ABQ




Date: 11/21/16 12:40
Re: Patna-Indore (India) Express Accident
Author: andersonb109

I am in India on a steam tour. This is front page news every day. From the looks of the trains here there are bars on the windows. So no clue how passengers are suppose to get out in an accident even if not killed. 



Date: 11/25/16 06:45
Re: Patna-Indore (India) Express Accident
Author: PHall

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> I am in India on a steam tour. This is front page
> news every day. From the looks of the trains here
> there are bars on the windows. So no clue how
> passengers are suppose to get out in an accident
> even if not killed. 

They're not worried about passengers getting out.
They're worried about non-paying passengers getting in!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/25/16 06:45 by PHall.



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