34 killed, 150 injured in train accident near Lucknow

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train accidentLucknow: In a ghastly train accident at least 34 people were killed about 150 others were injured when the engine and two of the coaches of the ill-fated Dehradun-Varanasi Janata Express derailed near Bachrawan Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh.

“The death toll has mounted to 34. while 30 died at a hospital in Rae Bareli, four were declared brought dead in Lucknow,” UP Minister Manoj Kumar Pandey said adding the casualty is likely to rise.

Local officials said the train perhaps overshot a signal and the engine along with two of the trailing coaches derailed. The accident occured shortly after 9 am about 50 kms from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh