20 dead in Howrah-Kalka Express derailmentJuly 10th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed when 14 coaches of the Howrah-Kalka Express went off the rails in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh Sunday noon, police said.
“Twenty bodies have been recovered…it won’t be surprising if more than 50 people are killed as many bodies are still trapped inside the mangled coaches,” Special Director General of Police Brij Lal told IANS.
He said the coaches were being cut with gas cutters and more than 200 policemen were conducting rescue operations.
Lal said Inspector General Javed Akhtar was supervising the operations, while Railway Board Chairman Vinay Mittal was on his way from Delhi.
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