metsfan 2 Posted October 21, 2009 Share #1 Posted October 21, 2009 A passenger train crashed into another train's rear carriage reserved for women and disabled passengers, killing 21 people and injuring 17 who remained trapped for hours Wednesday near the Taj Mahal in northern India, police said. Rescuers used gas cutters to open the wrecked compartment to free trapped passengers following the crash near Agra, the site of the famed white-marble monument about 130 miles (210 kilometers) southeast of New Delhi, said Rajesh Bajpai, a railway spokesman. Rescuers recovered 19 bodies during a rescue operation that lasted nearly seven hours, said Rajesh Dikshit, a police spokesman. Two of the 19 injured people died in hospital, Dikshit told The Associated Press. No foreigners were among the victims, he said. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2009/10/21/2009-10-21_21_die_in_train_crash_in_india_as_rear_carriage_full_of_women_and_disabled_crush.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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