High-speed train kills 14 in India: reports

A high-speed train ran over and killed at least 14 people in the western Indian state of Gujarat, reports and officials said on Thursday.

High-speed train kills 14 in India: reports
The victims, some of them women and children, were walking along the tracks when they were crushed under the wheels, the United News of India reported.

Two women and two children were among those killed in the accident late on Wednesday, police said, adding that the victims were from the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Several television networks put the number of those killed at 16 and said the bodies were spotted by the driver of a passenger train passing the site.

Poor safety measures and unmanned crossings are the cause of frequent rail accidents in India, where more than 13 million people travel on the state-run railways every day.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Şubat 2008, 15:09