At least 30 people were killed and 50 injured when an express train overshot a railway signal and some carriages went off the rails in a
northern Indian state on Friday, officials said.
railway system is the world's fourth largest, ferrying more than 20
million people each day, but it has a poor safety record, with thousands
of people dying in accidents every year. Friday’s accident occurred at
Bachhrawan railway station, about 45 km (28 miles) from Lucknow, the
capital of Uttar Pradesh, one of India's most populous states. (Reuters)