39 Dead, 54 Injured After Hirakhand Express Derails In Andhra Pradesh | Read

PUBLISHED ON: January 22, 2017 | Duration: 1 min, 34 sec

  
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At least 39 people were killed and 54 injured after the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district, officials said today. The incident took place around 11:30 pm when the train was going from Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) to Odisha capital Bhubaneswar. Rescuers battled to pull survivors from the wreckage of the train crash, an official said. The government officials as well as emergency workers worked through the night in a bid to locate survivors, a senior railway official said. Thirteen of the train's 22 coaches were unaffected in the incident. Rail traffic on the coast line has been suspended.
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