At least 38 people dead and about 200 injured in a train accident on Sunday, July 10, 2011. The accident occurred as thirteen carriages of the Kalka Mail passenger train, which traveled from Howrah, derailed at more than 100km/h (62mph) near the town of Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh state, India.
Rescue workers and locals had been trying to save trapped passengers inside the badly damaged carriages during a night. Soldiers were also deployed to help solve this problem.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed his deep concern over the accident and directed the railway authorities to use all available resources for the relief operation.
Local and rescue workers gather at the scene of the rail accident on Sunday, July 10, 2011
Two carriages of the Kalka Mail passenger train are seriously damaged
A victim cries when she is rescued from the rail accident
"We were sitting in our seats when suddenly everything turned upside down." a male passenger said at the scene of the accident. "When the train stopped we broke the glass windows to jump out on the track." he added. According to the Press Trust of India news agency, the train driver was among the injured and taken to a hospital.
People search through the mangled carriages of the train
The Kalka Mail was heading from Howrah, the main station for the eastern city of Kolkata, across India to the capital New Delhi when it left the tracks
People walk through the grass near the mangled carriages of the train
Only three days ago, 38 people were killed and more than 30 injured in a rail crash between a train and a bus carrying a wedding party in Uttar Pradesh. Everyday, India’s state-run railway system run 11,000 trains and carries 18.5 million passengers.
An injured Indian man, Yogesh Kumar, 20, is helped by a relative inside the emergency ward of the District Hospital in Etah on Thursday, July 7. He was a victim of the rail accident as a train slammed into a packed bus carrying a marriage party
Horrific Indian Train Accident: 38 Dead And 200 Injured