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At least 9 killed after train derails in India's West Bengal state - Erie News Now

At least 9 killed after train derails in India's West Bengal state - Erie News Now
By Manveena Suri, Swati Gupta and Rhea Mogul, CNN

By Manveena Suri, Swati Gupta and Rhea Mogul, CNN At least nine people were killed and 36 others injured after a passenger train derailed in India's West Bengal state late Thursday, according to the railway operator.In 2020, nearly 12,000 people were killed in more than 13,000 train accidents across the country, according to a report last year by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).One of the most deadly incidents of recent years occurred in November 2016, when more than 140 people were killed after several train cars derailed in northern Uttar Pradesh state." "Those injured will receive medical attention, as early as possible," she wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter Thursday that his "thoughts are with the bereaved families," and he wished the injured a speedy recovery.West Bengal's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she was "deeply concerned to hear about the tragic accident.

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