Eight killed in India by train while crossing tracks

Eight killed in India by train while crossing tracks

A train has struck and killed eight people in southern India.

The victims were crossing the tracks on foot when they were hit by the train, said M Kiran Kumar, the top elected official of Andhra Pradesh state.

The victims had got off another train that they had stopped by pulling the emergency chain, fearing a fire in their coach. As their train came to a halt, they jumped on to the adjacent track and were struck by a train coming from the opposite direction.

The accident happened in Vijainagaram district, about 500 miles north-east of Hyderabad, the state capital.

Railway accidents are common in India, which has one of the world’s largest networks and serves more than 18.5 million passengers a day. Most accidents are blamed on poor maintenance and human error.

More in this Section

No link between statins and memory loss – studyNo link between statins and memory loss – study

Police in Hong Kong increase pressure on students in campus siegePolice in Hong Kong increase pressure on students in campus siege

Kuwait ruler sacks son and another minister amid embezzlement scandalKuwait ruler sacks son and another minister amid embezzlement scandal

‘Three killed’ in shooting incident at store in Oklahoma‘Three killed’ in shooting incident at store in Oklahoma


Lifestyle

ACCLAIMED filmmaker Damian O’Callaghan is well used to creating cinematic magic on screen.Wedding of the Week: Filmmaker Damian meets his real-life leading lady

From age 6, I was on stage. I started with school plays but it never occurred to me that it would become my job.This much I know with writer and performer Joanne Ryan

I’m 30 and have been with my boyfriend for nearly two years.Sex Advice with Suzi Godson: I can't help him to climax...

For the interiors lover who can’t resist a New Year’s revamp or a simple freshening up, there are plenty of new books on the shelves to inspire, writes Carol O’CallaghanFour new books to inspire your interiors renovation

More From The Irish Examiner