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At Least 39 People Killed After Train Derails In Southeast India

A passenger train leapt the tracks overnight in southeast India, killing at least 39 people and injuring more than 60. The derailment, which occurred near Kuneru station in the state of Andhra Pradesh, is the latest in a string of deadly wrecks to rack the Indian railway system.

The derailment threw several coaches of the Hirakhand Express train off its own tracks and onto an adjacent goods train.

"My condolences to the families who lost their loved ones," Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said on Twitter. He says that authorities have opened a probe into what caused the incident. Full Story


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