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Posted: Nov 20 2016 (12:00)

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Nov 20 2016 (11:38)   India train derailment leaves scores dead, injured | Adelaide Now

IR no more Safe^~   176 news posts
Entry# 2065844   News Entry# 286150         Tags   Past Edits
FOURTEEN coaches of a passenger train rolled off the track early Sunday, killing at least 90 people and injuring more than 150 in northern India, officials say.
A passenger train derailed in northern India Sunday, killing at least 63 travellers most of whom were sleeping when the fatal accident occurred, police said.
Rescue workers rushed to the scene near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh state where the Patna-Indore express train derailed in the early hours of the morning.
we know a major accident has happened in which the entire train turned turtle. About 90 dead bodies have been taken out and some 150 people are injured,” Daljit Singh Chawdhary, the additional police director general, told reporters.
“A lot of teams are currently there including local police, doctors and members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). The rescue operations are on.” All local hospitals had been placed on alert and around 30 ambulances had been deployed to transport the injured.
TV footage showed rescue workers trying to cut through severely mangled coaches with suitcases and other luggage strewn around.
Witnesses spoke of being woken up by a huge bang and being thrown around. “We woke up to a great thud this morning. It was pitch dark and the noise was deafening,” a passenger told reporters as he waited with his family at the accident site.
“I am lucky to be alive and safe. But it was a near death experience for us.” Suresh Prabhu, India’s Railways Minister, said in a tweet the government would investigate what caused the derailment and promised the strictest possible action against those found guilty.
India’s railway network, one of the world’s largest, is still the main form of long-distance travel in the vast country, but it is poorly funded and deadly accidents occur relatively frequently.
In 2014, an express train ploughed into a stationary freight train, also in Uttar Pradesh, killing 26 people.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he was “anguished beyond words” by the loss of life.
Modi’s government has pledged to invest $137 billion over five years to modernise its crumbling railways, making them safer, faster and more efficient.

1 posts - Sun Nov 20, 2016

Nov 20 2016 (12:31)
simplelive   245 blog posts   554 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 2065844-2            Tags   Past Edits
accident say wrong design of train boggy and unsufficient security of rail route , low use of technology

Nov 20 2016 (12:32)
IR no more Safe^~   23481 blog posts   100247 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2065844-3            Tags   Past Edits
this train has RSA with Shipra, in which i have travelled.
most coaches are early & mid 90s,
old coaches is also reason for this derailement.

Nov 20 2016 (15:41)
Pained to know Boeing 777 landcrashed~   23275 blog posts   21101 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2065844-4            Tags   Past Edits
If this is the reason, then Kalka Mail, Mumbai Mail, Saraighat ExpDoon Exp or any other ER based rake has the oldest coaches of the century & may topple down at any pt of time.. But that is not the case as these things are checked down in primary maintenance, here mostly the track had some fault as with the case of allwhere in NCR.

Nov 20 2016 (15:44)
debarathi mandal   5068 blog posts   11660 correct pred (89% accurate)
Re# 2065844-5            Tags   Past Edits
Saraighat has new rake....all are 2014+ made coach

Nov 20 2016 (15:54)
Pained to know Boeing 777 landcrashed~   23275 blog posts   21101 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2065844-6            Tags   Past Edits
In many stns in UP one can see grasses have grown over tracks or tracks have been soiled down but that is not the case with NFR.. Track maintenance is of utmost priority & even remote stns in bg3 like Damdim or Bagraquote where rarely any xings take place, evn the looplines are always fit & encroachment free from any kind of flora or fauna.. This practice has to be mandatory all over IR.

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