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Yesterday (11:51)  Indian rail crash claims at least 23 lives as search for more victims continues, South Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times (www.straitstimes.com)
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NEW DELHI (AFP, REUTERS) - Emergency crews searched mangled carriages on Sunday (Aug 20) for any further victims after a train crash in northern India killed 23 passengers, the fourth major accident this year on the crumbling network.
Another 156 people were injured when 14 carriages came off the tracks in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh state, 130 km from New Delhi, on Saturday evening.
The coaches were left in a mangled heap after the express train derailed at 100 km per hour, crashing into nearby houses and a college.
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cause of the accident was not known and the driver of the train would be one of the first people to be questioned, Northern Railways spokesman Neeraj SharmaSharma said.
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He said the death toll could rise.
A member of the railway board told reporters there was information that suggested the derailment happened because of some repair work on the track.
“If it is found that work was going on without adequate precaution and if there was any failure on the part of railway staff then appropriate action will be taken,” said the board member, Muhammad Jamshed.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said the board had been directed to “fix responsibility” by end of the day. “Will not allow laxity in operations,” Prabhu said in a post on Twitter.
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Criminal investigators were also probing whether sabotage was involved.
Rescuers used gas-powered saws on Sunday to prise apart the tangled metal and search the wreckage with sniffer dogs.
"We are checking the coaches thoroughly for any survivors or bodies. We will clear the tracks today," Anant Dev, Muzaffarnagar district police chief, told AFP.
A large crowd descended on the accident site to help free passengers from the damaged carriages, many of which were upended and torn open.
Some of the injured were seriously hurt but many had been released from hospital after receiving treatment, Dev added.
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The Utkal-Kalinga express left Puri, a temple city in India's coastal east, on Thursday evening and was scheduled to arrive in the northern Hindu holy city of Haridwar on Sunday.
India's railway network is the world's fourth largest and remains the main form of travel in the vast country, but it is poorly funded and deadly accidents often occur.
Experts blame under-investment and poor safety standards for the frequency of rail accidents.
This latest derailment is the fourth major crash this year, and follows another accident in Uttar Pradesh last November that left 146 dead.
In January nearly 40 people were killed when a passenger train derailed in the southern state of Andra Pradesh.
A 2012 government report described the loss of 15,000 passengers to rail accidents every year in India as a "massacre".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged US$137 billion over five years to modernise the crumbling railways and his government has signed numerous upgrading deals with private companies.
Japan has agreed to provide US$12 billion in soft loans to build India's first bullet train, with Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tipped to break ground on the project in September.

  
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जागरण संवाददाता, शाहजहांपुर : आनंद विहार, दिल्ली से बापूधाम मोतिहारी, बिहार जा रही चंपारण सत्याग्रह एक्सप्रेस शाहजहांपुर से 15 किमी दूर सीतापुर ट्रैक पर हादसे का शिकार हो गई। मानव रहित क्रासिंग पर सुबह करीब साढ़े सात बजे टकराई डीसीएम के परखच्चे उड़ गए और चालक लालू यादव की मौत हो गई। 1करीब नौ बजे रोजा से एक्सीडेंट रिलीफ ट्रेन पहुंची। उसके बाद पड़रा सिकंदरपुर रेलवे क्रासिंग से ट्रेन को बरतारा स्टेशन लाया गया। यहां क्षतिग्रस्त इंजन को अलग कर अधिकारियों ने परीक्षण किया।
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इसके बाद एआरटी के इंजन से ट्रेन को 11 बजकर दो मिनट पर मोतिहारी रवाना किया जा सका। पड़रा सिकंदरपुर में अपने साढ़ू के यहां पत्नी से मिलने बदायूं मिलकपुर निवासी लालू यादव (30) आ रहा था। 1मोबाइल पर बातचीत करते हुए उसने ध्यान नहीं दिया और क्रासिंग पर डीसीएम चंपारण सत्याग्रह एक्सप्रेस की चपेट में आ गया। लोको पायलट डीके मिश्र ने ट्रेन को रोक दिया। इस दौरान सीतापुर ट्रैक पर रेल यातायात ठप रहा। यात्री परेशान रहे।हादसे के बाद चंपारण सत्याग्रह एक्सप्रेस के इंजन की मरम्मत करते रेलकर्मी ’ जागरण
  
Yesterday (11:49)  23 killed, 40 injured in India train accident - World - The Kathmandu Post (kathmandupost.ekantipur.com)
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At least 23 people were killed and over 40 others injured, some of them critically, on Saturday after a passenger train derailed in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said.
According to Indian railways spokesperson, 14 coaches of the train derailed in the accident.The accident took place in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, around 100 km from New Delhi, India's national capital.
A derailed coach hit a nearby house, damaging it severely, reports said. "Today a train derailed here causing coaches to fall upon one another," a statement issued by Uttar Pradesh
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police to local media said. "In this tragedy, 23 people were killed and over 40 others injured, who were admitted in different hospitals."
There are fears some passengers might be caught inside mangled coaches and death toll is likely to increase.
Officials said the injured were being admitted at Khatauli, Meerut and Muzaffarnagar hospitals.
Authorities have rushed police and disaster response force personnel to the spot to carry out rescue work. The rescuers were seen using gas cutters to cut the steel and help the people trapped inside the coaches.
A crane has also been brought to the spot to lift the derailed coaches.Television images showed huge crowd gathered at the accident site. The train Utkal Express derailed in Muzaffarnagar's Khatauli area at around 5:45 p.m. local time. Railway ministry officials said the cause of accident was not immediately known.
The Indian railway ministry has ordered an inquiry into the accident. "Have ordered inquiry into the unfortunate accident to ascertain the cause. Strict action will be taken against any lapse," Indian railway minister Suresh Prabu said. "I am personally monitoring situation."
Following the derailment, locals first rushed to the spot to help people trapped in the derailed coaches and subsequently informed the police and railway officials.
"Most of the rescue work was carried out by locals. Official assistance reached late," Atul Srivastava, a local volunteer, said.The Indian government has announced a compensation of 7,792 U.S. dollars for each family that has lost a member in the accident, while the injured will be given an assistance of 1,558 dollars each.Meanwhile, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed grief over the accident.
"Extremely pained by the derailment of the Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased," Modi said and wished a speedy recovery for injured in the accident.
"Railways Ministry and Uttar Pradesh Government are doing everything possible and providing all assistance required in wake of the train derailment," Modi said. In January this year, 39 people were killed and over 50 injured in train derailment in southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
The Indian government in 2015 announced an investment of over 137 billion dollars over a period of five years to boost railways and modernise it on new lines.Indian sprawling railways are the world's third largest network, ferrying around 23 million people each day. Last year a train accident in Uttar Pradesh killed 145 and injured around 200. Xinuha/RSS

  
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Yesterday (11:47)  Emergency crews search mangled coaches as India rail crash kills 23 - Saudi Gazette (saudigazette.com.sa)
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NEW DELHI — Emergency crews searched mangled carriages on Sunday for any further victims after a train crash in northern India killed 23 passengers, the fourth major accident this year on the crumbling network.
Another 156 people were injured when 14 carriages came off the tracks in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh state, 130 km from New Delhi, on Saturday evening.
The coaches were left piled atop each other after the express train derailed at 100 kmper hour, crashing into nearby houses and a college.
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used gas-powered saws Sunday to prise apart the tangled metal and search the wreckage with sniffer dogs.
“We are checking the coaches thoroughly for any survivors or bodies,” Anant Dev, Muzaffarnagar district police chief, said.
A large crowd gathered at the accident site to help free passengers from the damaged carriages, many of which were upended and torn open.
Some of the injured were seriously hurt but many had been released from hospital after receiving treatment, Dev added.
The government has ordered an inquiry into the accident amid speculation unscheduled maintenance work was underway at the time.
Mohammad Jamshed, a senior official with the government’s railway board, said some repair equipment was found near the accident site — indicating work was being carried out.
But he cautioned that the evidence was inconclusive and a thorough probe would unveil the exact cause of the crash.
“The investigation will deal with all the aspects, be it technical, human error or sabotage,” Jamshed said.
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu vowed in a Twitter message to “fix responsibility” for the crash.
Authorities have also asked anti-terror officers to investigate whether sabotage was involved.
The Utkal-Kalinga express left Puri, a temple city in India’s coastal east, on Thursday evening and was scheduled to arrive in the northern Hindu holy city of Haridwar, a 2,400 km journey.
But survivors described sudden jolting followed by a violent crash near Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar.
“There was a huge thud and a shake before I fell off the berth,” Nadeem Shauket, who escaped with minor injuries, said.
“It’s a miracle,” he said of his survival virtually unscathed, describing how hundreds of locals rushed to their rescue.
Officials said 200 meters of track had been damaged in the accident, but it was hoped services would be restored by Sunday evening.
India’s railway network is the world’s fourth largest and remains the main form of travel in the vast country, but it is poorly funded and deadly accidents often occur.
Experts blame under-investment and poor safety standards for the frequency of rail accidents.
This latest derailment is the fourth major crash this year, and follows another accident in Uttar Pradesh last November that left 146 dead.
In January nearly 40 people were killed when a passenger train derailed in the southern state of Andra Pradesh.
A 2012 government report described the loss of 15,000 passengers to rail accidents every year in India as a “massacre.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged $137 billion over five years to modernize the crumbling railways and his government has signed numerous upgrading deals with private companies. — AFP

  
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They must be, because India is exporting locos, coaches etc to many countries and executing railway projects as well. The accidents in IR dent the Image of Indian Railways, its products & services.
  
Probing into the horrific Kalinga Utkal Express derailment incident which took place on August 19, the Railways Ministry on Sunday suspended four officials and has sent three top officials, including a Railway Board Member and a zonal General Manager, on leave. A report published by Indian Express states that Railway Board Member (Engineering) Aditya Kumar Mittal, Northern Railway General Manager R K Kulshreshta and Delhi Divisional Railway Manager R N Singh were sent on leave with immediate effect. Various Railway officials have said that this is for the first time that a board member of the Railways (from Secretary-level post) has faced wrath for a mishap like this.
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land, civil engineering projects and station development and his retirement was due at the end of this month. Speaking to the paper, he said, “Nobody has told me anything about this. I am very much in Delhi. I am hearing it from you.”
Another official Kulshreshta, who ordered the suspension of four Railway officials in connection with the case, has almost a year left as the General Manager of Railway. He is a 1980-batch Indian Railway Electrical Service officer.
Reacting to the incident, Mohd Jamshed, Railway Board Member (Traffic) said that exemplary punishment would be taken up against those involved in the case. This includes top officials as well as field staffs, he added. According to a preliminary prove, the derailment happened due to lapse or negligence from those taking care of track maintenance activities at the Khatauli yard. The paper also stated that a glued joint in the rail which holds a signal-separation mechanism was being fixed without blocking the train traffic. Even the Permanent Way Inspector did not place warning signals for trains crossing from that route.
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As off now, all the field workers responsible for the lapse have been suspended. Even some maintenance tools were also found near the derailment spot. “We are waiting for the report in the evening… Exemplary punishment will be announced to fix responsibility,” Jamshed told Indian Express.
As many as thirteen coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express went off-track at Khatauli near Muzzafarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening, killing over 20 people and injuring at least 200. The railways announced an ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for the family of those killed and Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured.
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