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18 dead in India train accident: Official

Published on May 4, 2014 9:39 PM
 
A crowd is pictured near mangled train coaches near Nidi village after the train derailed in Raigad district of India's Maharashtra state on May 4, 2014. A passenger train derailed in western India on Sunday, May 4, 2014, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 100 as rescue workers raced to free those still trapped, a police official said. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A passenger train derailed in western India on Sunday, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 100 as rescue workers raced to free those still trapped, a police official said.

The train's engine and four of its carriages jumped the tracks in the western state of Maharashtra, 110km south of Mumbai, police control room official Ramchandra Kamre told Agence France-Presse in Raigad district, where the accident occurred.

"So far we have 18 reported deaths and 112 injured, who have been rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment," the official said.

Rescuers were trying to pull out passengers still trapped in overturned carriages, with cranes and teams of workers at the site.

 
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