NEW DELHI: A passenger express train slammed into a stationary freight train in northern India on Monday, killing at least 10 people with others feared trapped in the wreckage.
Dozens of passengers were also feared injured in the clash that took place on Monday morning near Khalilabad in the northern Uttar Pradesh state, the Indian Railways official stated.
“We are attempting to determine the precise figure of fatal accidents, six bogies of the train derailed following the collision and at least 10 people have died.
India’s dilapidated railway system has a notoriously bad safety record, with deadly accidents reported each year.
In 2012, a government report said nearly 15,000 people were killed every year on India’s railways, describing the deaths as an annual “massacre” due primarily to poor safety standards.