Over 60 killed in India

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NEW DELHI, May 28 (Xinhua) -- At least 65 people were killed and over 200 others injured when a freight train hit an express train after the latter derailed following a sabotage of the railway tracks by suspected extreme left-wing Naxal rebels in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal early Friday morning, said police.

The incident happened at 01:30 a.m. when the Mumbai-bound Howrah-Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express was running between the Khemasoli and Sardiya stations near Jhargram area in the state.

The two trains collided after the blast hit the express train and flung five of its 13 derailed coaches into the path of the speeding goods train coming from the opposite direction.

West Bengal Police chief Bhupinder Singh told the media in state capital Kolkata that the Naxalites were behind the incident. "We suspect the hand of Naxalites as a section of the rail track was found missing and fishplates were loosened," he said, adding that posters of Naxalite organizations have been found at the site.

Local TV channels showed footage of Indian Air Force choppers ferrying the injured from the accident site to the hospitals and the five mangled compartments of the express train, even as rescue workers trying to free survivors from the wreckage and bringing out the bodies of the deceased.





Pic by REUTERS

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  • Friday, 28 May 2010 11:24 AM

    India is getting the return for helping LTTE Terrorists while being a good friend of Sri Lanka. LTTE had training camps in India, they fled to India for safety after every attack against civilians and came back for action again when the time is correct. Dame good for you India, not only you, all countries who help LTTE would be punished


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