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Bengal Train Accident 65 Killed

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Train Accident here in in Bengal 65 dead :-65 passengers of a Maharashtra-bound express train were killed early today and 200 injured in a Maoist attack which led to derailment of 13 coaches with five of them being hit by a goods train coming from the opposite direction.

Train Accident

Train Accident

The bodies of the passengers were removed from the mangled remains of the ill-fated coaches of the Howrah-Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express and the injured taken out with the help of gas cutters, a South Eastern Railway spokesman said.

“65 bodies have been recovered. The toll could go up,” West Bengal Home Secretary Samar Ghosh said.

The incident occurred at 1:30 am when the train was running between Khemasoli and Sardiya stations, about 135 km from here, South Eastern Railway officials said.

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