A high-speed passenger express train killed at least 20 people in India today after slamming into another parked train. It happened near Khalilabad in Uttar Pradesh. At least 10 passengers were injured.
The incident took place this morning when the express train came on the same track as the goods train near Churaid Railway Station at the Sant Kabirnagar district some 230 km from state capital Lucknow. Six bogies derailed.
Narendra Modi, who takes over as Prime Minister today, expressed condolences. “Spoke to the Cabinet Secretary. Asked him to take an overview of the situation and ensure timely assistance to those injured,” Mr. Modi tweeted.
Rajnath Singh, who will be sworn in as part of the Narendra Modi cabinet today, tweeted his condolences for those who have been killed.