INDIA: ‘ Twelve Killed and Fifty Injured As Two Express Trains Collide ‘

#AceWorldNews- INDIA (Uttar Pradesh) – October 01 – At least 12 people were killed and over 50 injured as two express trains collided near the city of Gorakhpur in India’s eastern Uttar Pradesh state late on Tuesday, according to new figures reported by the Hindustan Times.

The two trains involved in the crash were the Lucknow Barauni Express (15204), which derailed after the collision, and the Krishak Express (15007). The accident happened at the Nandanagar railway crossing around 11 p.m. local time.

Rescue operations began immediately after the incident, despite bad lighting, local officials said.

The region’s Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced compensations to the families of those killed in the train crash in the sum of 200,000 rupees (US$3,200).

Train crashes are common in India, due to old railroad infrastructure. In May, a train headed to Gorakhupur collided with a stationary train, killing 25 people and wounding 100 others.

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