130 killed and 200 injured after train derails in India

Train derails in Kanpur
Train derails in Kanpur

130 people have been killed and 200 injured after 14 carriages of an Indore-Patna Express train derailed just after 3:00 am local time on Sunday (21:30 GMT Saturday) near  Pukhrayan in the city of Kanpur in Northern Uttar Pradesh in India.

According to eyewitness who was travelling on the train,  several coaches were derailed with several bodies and injured people.

All hospitals in the neighbouring districts have been alerted for the emergency to accommodate patients

About 23 million passengers use every day india’s vast rail network, the fourth largest in the world.

Kanpur is a major rail junction and hundreds of trains pass through it every day.