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At least 4 killed in train collision in India

01-11-2012 13:50 BJT

NEW DELHI, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- At least four people were killed and 14 were injured when the Brahmaputra Mail passenger train hit a stationary goods train at a railway station in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand Wednesday morning, said police.

The incident took place at Karanpurato station of Jharkhand's Sahibganj district, leaving two critically injured, Deputy Commissioner of Police Arun Kumar Singh of the district told the media.

A sleeper coach of the Brahmaputra Mail, which was going to New Delhi from Dibrugarh, got derailed in the incident. Police and local authorities have launched rescue operation with a relief train on the spot.

The goods train was standing as it's engine developed a snag when the passenger train hit it at 5:50 a.m. local time.

 

Editor:Bai Yang |Source: Xinhua

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