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32 dead as train derails in India

Baku, January 22, AZERTAC

At least 32 people were killed and 54 were believed to be injured after Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, India, officials said, according to New Delhi Television.

The incident took place around 11 PM yesterday when the train was on its way to Bhubaneswar from Jagdalpur.

"Seven coaches and the engine of the 18448 Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed near Kuneru station. Besides the engine, the luggage van, two general coaches, two sleeper coaches, one AC three tier coach and an AC two tier coach derailed," Chief PRO of East Coast Railway J P Mishra told PTI.

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, said Mr Mishra.

The train had 22 coaches.

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