The number of dead in train crash in India increased to 143

The number of those killed in the derailment derailed a passenger train in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to 143, reports channel NDTV. Hundreds of people were injured.

To date, identified the bodies of more than 80 people. It is established that they are citizens of India.

The cause of the accident has not yet officially announced. As reported by the Times of India, the disaster, according to experts, could occur because of damage to the rail caused by temperature difference in summer and winter. The official announcement about the causes of the disaster will do later a special Commission.

Train Indore — Patna, consisting of 23 cars, suffered on the eve of the accident near the station Pukhrayan 100 km from the city of Kanpur at about 03:00 hours (00:30 across Kiev) when most passengers were sleeping. At high speed, derailed 14 cars. A number of carriages were of the old type, do not meet modern safety requirements.

Such a large number of victims can be explained by the congestion of the composition, which is the norm for India, marks RIA «news». According to preliminary data, in the train, calculated per thousand people, could be from 1,7 thousand to two thousand passengers. Some of them, according to the Times of India, was travelling without a ticket.

The Railways Minister of India Suresh Prabhu, according to TASS, promised that the perpetrators of this incident will be severely punished. He also said that the Ministry of Railways will pay for the care in the amount of 350 thousand rupees (about 5.2 thousand USD) to the families of those killed and 50 thousand rupees ($735) injuries. Financial assistance is also promised by the authorities of the several States, and people died in the disaster and the Central government.

The incident in Uttar Pradesh was the largest train disaster in the country since 2010, when in West Bengal in the collision of passenger trains with freight trains killed 146 people.

The number of dead in train crash in India increased to 143 21.11.2016

Ноябрь 21st, 2016 by
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