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Train accident kills 2, injures 25 in India

November 15, 2013

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say a passenger train has derailed in western India, killing at least two people and injuring another 25.

Police officer Bhaskar Jadhav says that three train coaches jumped the rail tracks on Friday near Nashik, 165 kilometers (100 miles) north of Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

Railway accidents are common in India, which has one of the world’s largest networks and serves 20 million passengers a day. Most collisions are blamed on poor maintenance and human error.

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