Death toll in India train accident mounts to 15, 60 injured


People gather around the wreckage of a train after a collision in West Bengal, India on June 17, 2024. ANI/Reuters

KOLKATA, June 17: At least 15 people died and around 60 others were injured after a goods train collided with the Sealdah-bound Kanchanjunga Express near Rangapani station in West Bengal on Monday, police said.

Three rear compartments of the express train derailed under the impact of the collision from behind by the locomotive of the goods train, railway officials said.

Rescue operations are underway at the spot, about 30 km from North Bengal's New Jalpaiguri station, and the injured persons were being shifted to nearby hospitals.

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