India - At least 28 dead, 25 missing as trains derail on bridge

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    At least 28 passengers are dead and 25 are missing after two trains derailed running across a culvert on the Machak River about 160kms away from the city of Bhopal in Madyha Pradesh. The accident occured at 11.30pm last night but survivors say no help arrived until 3.30am. It is feared hundreds may be dead.

    The Kamanayani Express and Janata Express were bound for Mumbai and Varanasi. They derailed a few minutes apart on a bridge near Harda Station. Initial reports suggest the Kamanayani derailed first and then the Janata ran into it.

    http://www.ndtv.com/cheat-sheet/two...desh-5-bogies-fall-in-river-1203957?site=full

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ediate-help-provided/articleshow/48355130.cms
     

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    It is also being reported that two other trains crossed the culvert just eight minutes before the crash and that the flood may have been caused by the opening of a nearby dam.

    http://www.abplive.in/india/2015/08...29-killed-25-hurt-in-MP-twin-train-derailment

    ETA: 'Mishap'!?

    https://twitter.com/milindkhandekar/status/628751449023889408?s=17)
     
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    The death toll seems to be 29. More details of the accident have emerged and they are truly tragic. People had three things to survive: the crash itself, the floods that swept the train and then the torn overhead power cables that electrified the water and parts of the trains.

    Many did not escape all three and survivors have spoken of having to watch family members die. One man lost 11 members of his family.

    Railway authorities say the accident spot was never marked as high-risk.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...milies-just-vanished/articleshow/48368699.cms
     

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