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India train crash: dozens feared dead

The accident is the third major derailment in Uttar Pradesh in 2017

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At least 23 people have been killed and dozens more hurt in a train crash in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Witnesses say the train derailed and several carriages smashed into nearby houses, sparking fears that scores of people could be trapped in the wreckage.


The accident is the fourth major crash this year and the third in Uttar Pradesh.

Train crashes are frequent in India, which has the world’s fourth biggest rail network. Poor investment in past decades in the vast network and rising demand means
overcrowded trains are running on creaking infrastructure.