India: Andhra Pradesh Train Crash Leaves 23 Dead And Many Injured

India: Andhra Pradesh Train Crash Leaves 23 Dead And Many Injured
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At least 23 people have been killed and many others injured after a train derailed in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

The incident took place around 11 PM yesterday when the train was on its way to Bhubaneswar from Jagdalpur. Seven coaches and the engine left the tracks near Kuneru station in Vizianagaram district, the head of East Coast Railway.  Many people are still trapped in the wreckage and rescuers warn that the death toll could rise.

The injured have been shifted to two hospitals at Parbatipuram and Rayagada. A team of doctors has reached the accident site. District administration of both Vijayanagaram and Rayagada are taking active part in rescue operations.

The cause of the derailment is still not clear.

 

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