Train accident in India;288 people have now been confirmed dead and 900 injured in a train accident in India.
Hundreds of people have been killed and others injured, with officials saying the death toll is expected to rise.
A passenger train derailed and its carriages fell onto a nearby track where they were hit by an oncoming train on Friday evening.
288 people have now been confirmed dead and 900 injured in a train crash in eastern India’s Odisha state, officials say.
288 people have now been confirmed dead and 900 injured in a train accident in India
More than 200 ambulances were dispatched to the scene in Balasore district, says Odisha chief secretary Pradeep Jena.
A passenger train is said to have derailed before colliding with another on Friday night.
It is the worst train accident in India this century. Officials say the death toll is expected to rise further.
The Indian Railways said the two trains involved in the accident were the Coromandel Express and the Howrah Superfast Express.
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