Three people were killed and several injured in a train accident in eastern India. A freight train derailed and one of the wagons crashed into a footbridge. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to Raport Kolejowy.

Train accident in India

The incident took place at the Korai railway station on the Bhadrak-Kapilas line in the Jaipur district of India. According to preliminary data, a speeding freight train derailed and crashed into the station building and a pedestrian bridge over the tracks. Eight wagons were damaged, if there had been cargo in the wagons, the damage would have been even greater.

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Indian Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnow commented on the accident. He expressed condolences to the families of the victims. He also stated that they would receive compensation in the amount of 500,000 rupees for the killed. The Government of India will also donate Rs 100,000 to the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 to the rest.

According to unofficial information that appeared on social networks, the train was supposed to test the route for the introduction of the Vande Bharat Express high-speed train. A special commission was appointed to clarify all the causes and circumstances of the incident. The local police are also investigating the case.

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