A train accident in India leaves 80 dead and 850 injured

A train accident in India leaves 80 dead and 850 injured

A train accident in India leaves 80 dead and 850 injured

At least 50 people were killed and more than 500 injured in a collision between several trains today (Friday) in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.

Indian Railways Director Amitabh Sharma confirmed that the accident involved two passenger trains and then a goods train stopped at the site entered into the accident.

He pointed out that it is difficult to estimate the numbers of casualties on the ground or clarify the exact number of wounded at present, expressing his belief that several passengers were stuck under the train cars.

A police official said that about 60 ambulances and rescue teams were deployed at the site to help transport the injured to medical facilities in the area.

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