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40 Dead After Hirakhand Express Derailed

Hirakhand Express Derailed

More than 40 are dead after a train derailed in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is feared that many passengers are still trapped in the wreckage as rescue workers attempt to cut through the mangled train.

7 coaches were thrown of the tracks at around midnight on Saturday. Indian authorities have not yet determined what caused the train to derail.

Some 50 injured passengers are currently being treated in hospital. India is home to the world's third largest rail network. But due to poor infrastructure and maintenance,  accidents like this are not uncommon.