August 19th, 2013
04:48 AM ET

Train kills at least 28 in India

At least 28 people were killed Monday and eight others were injured after they were hit by an express train as they were getting off a local passenger train at a station in eastern India, authorities said.

People at the station reacted furiously, setting the express train on fire, Amitav Prabhakar, a spokesman for East Central Railway, told reporters. He said railway officials were hiding from the angry crowd amid the tense situation.

The collision took place around 9:15 a.m. Monday at Dhamara station in the eastern state of Bihar, said Syed Parvez Alam, a senior local official who provided the approximate death toll.

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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Yeah...building another 75, 000 ton Indian aircraft carrier to fix bad railway track.

    August 19, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |