India train accident kills 30 in Uttar Pradesh

Friday, 20 March 2015 - 19:41

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A passenger train has derailed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, killing at least 30 people.

The engine and two carriages of the Janta Express, which travels between Dehradun and Varanasi, went off the rails near Bachhrawan village.

Several dozen people were also injured in the accident.

Villagers, police and railway guards are trying to rescue passengers trapped in the carriages.