23 killed as train derails in Muzaffarnagar, India

Baku, August 19, AZERTAC

More than 20 people were killed and around 40 injured as 14 of the 23 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar, India, on Saturday, according to The Hindustan Time. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was extremely pained by the derailment, while railways minister Suresh Prabhu said an inquiry has been ordered into the accident.

The total number of people injured in the accident was yet to be ascertained, officials said. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has rushed two ministers to the accident spot.

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