Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Scores dead in northern India train crash

At least 40 people have been killed after a train crash in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state.

An express train collided with a stationary freight train near Chureb station in Basti on Monday, derailing several carriages of the passenger train.

Railway officials say rescue and medical teams were immediately rushed to the site to help the injured.

Six coaches of the Gorakhdham Express went off the rails and ploughed into the freight train at Chureb railway station on Monday morning. Rescuers are searching through the mangled coaches, with reports saying a number of people are trapped.