India: Third train derails in 10 days

NEW DELHI: An express train derailed in India on Tuesday, the third accident to hit the country’s ageing railways in 10 days.

Rescue teams were rushed to the scene but there were no reports of casualties after the seven carriages came off the tracks near Asangaon in the western state of Maharashtra.

“There are no injuries to passengers. We are arranging buses to bring passengers to destination,” Indian Railways tweeted.

The accident comes days after around 40 passengers were injured in northern Uttar Pradesh state when a passenger train crashed into a truck.

Days before, 23 passengers were killed when a train derailed in the same state.

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