Indian Train Derailing – 28 May 2010


In India, in an area known to be a stronghold of Maoist Rebels, two trains collided after one was deliberately derailed. Around 65 people are reported to have died. One train, containing cars and passengers, was smashed into by a goods train.

The Calcutta-Mumbai passenger train during the night, in West Bengal where a section of track had been removed. This was described by officials as “an act of sabotage”.

More details on the Beeb.


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