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PM mourns deaths of India’s train crash

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 3rd June, 2023 02:17:09 PM
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The death toll of India train crash has risen to about 300. The incident also left hundreds more injured. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock at the loss of lives in the accident.

Assistant Press Secretary ABM Sarwar-E-Alam revealed this information on Saturday, says a media report.  

At around 7:30pm (local time) on Friday, the disaster began when an express train running north from India's tech hub Bengaluru to Kolkata derailed, falling onto the adjacent southbound track.

Minutes later, the Coromandal Express heading from Kolkata to Chennai smashed into the wreckage, some of its coaches also colliding with a goods train parked nearby.

According to AFP, at least 288 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a three-train collision in India, the country's deadliest rail accident in more than 20 years.