40 died in train crash in Northern India

  • More than 40 people died on Monday, May 26, when the Gorakhpur Express train crashed into a freight train sitting on the tracks in Uttar Pradesh. 

    Six cars derailed and one contained most of the casualties, took the brunt of the accident. "It has been reduced to a mangled iron mesh," a police office said. "We do not know as to how many were there." 

    Reports suggest that most victims came from poor families and were returning home from Haryana. 

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