Passenger train derails in India, killing at least 19

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People gather around a passenger train that derailed near Roha station, 110 kilometers (70 miles) south of Mumbai, Maharashtra state, India, Sunday, May 4, 2014. Photo: AP
A passenger train derailed in western India on Sunday, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 100, police said.
The engine and four of the 20 coaches jumped the tracks near Roha station, 110 kilometers (70 miles) south of Mumbai, said police officer Ankush Shinde.
Five ambulances have been on rescue mission on the spot, the police said, adding that the injured were rushed to Roha area for medical treatment.
Railway officials said relief and rescue trains were sent to the site from Thane and Mumbai.
Traffic on Konkan railway network in Maharashtra has been paralyzed, said a central railway official in Mumbai.
The incident came just days after a bomb blast was triggered in the Chennai railway station last week.
In another incident, eight coaches of a passenger train had derailed near Ambedkar Nagar in northern state of Uttar Pradesh on April 28.
Source: Agencies

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