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Dozens die in train crash in north India

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Dozens die in train crash in north India


More than 50 people have died in a train crash in the north of India.

A further 250 people were injured in the accident on Sunday.

Around 15 carriages came off the rails near Lucknow in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, while the train to Kalka was travelling at close to its top speed. The driver is among those injured.

The police said most people hurt were still being treated in hospital. Emergency rescue operations have now come to an end.

Some 18.5 million people travel on Indian railways every year. But the state-run network has a patchy safety record, due to ageing infrastructure.

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