Speeding Passenger Train in India Jumps Red Light on Foggy Night and Slams Into Parked Train,
Jan. 06, 1998
Speeding Passenger Train in India Jumps Red Light on Foggy Night and Slams Into Parked Train, Killing 48 People and Injuring 62
The collision occurred late Monday near Karna railroad station, 400 miles southeast of New Delhi, the news agency said, quoting a railroad ministry statement.
Sixteen passengers were hospitalized, six of them in serious condition. Forty-six other people were treated for minor injuries and sent home, the statement said.
The parked train had halted after hitting a deer, UNI reported.
Train service in the area was disrupted. Railroad workers have started clearing the debris and repairing the damaged track, UNI said.
India has one of the largest rail networks in the world and accidents are frequent, often due to poor enforcement of safety regulations.