Fifteen die in India train crash
Just on the day when Railway Minister was presenting the interim Budget, and hailing the last years achivement of less accident, a train derailed in far flung area in state of Orissa.As per the latest report 15 people died and several injured.
The bad condition of track and mismangement of train is the major reason for the accident.
Compared to world standard , The indian trains stands nowhere, but one cannot ignore the load factor and the mass it serves.
At least 15 people were killed and dozens more injured when a passenger train was derailed in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, officials say.
Twelve carriages of the Cormandel Express came off the rails soon after the train left Jajpur Road station near the city of Bhubaneswar, they say.
A number of people may be still trapped in the train.
The cause of the accident is unclear, but reports say the train was travelling at a very high speed.
In a separate development, railway authorities have announced a 2% reduction in passenger rail fares.
The railways ministry has also unveiled plans to bring in more than 40 new trains.
The accident happened near the town of Jajpur, some 100km (62 miles) north of the city of Bhubaneswar, officials say.
"At least 15 deaths are confirmed," said JP Mishra, a senior spokesperson for East Coast Railway. "We do not know what caused the accident as yet."