[QODLink]
Central & South Asia
Deadly rail crash in southern India
A moving passenger train collides into a stopped train, derailing three cars and killing 10 passengers near Chennai.
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2011 08:37
An Indian railway official said Tuesday's train crash in Tamil Nadu state occurred at night during heavy rains [AFP]

At least 10 people have been killed and 52 injured after a moving passenger train collided into another train, which had stopped at a signal in southern India.

Salendra Babu, a senior police official, said that three train cars were derailed in the accident on Tuesday, near Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state.

KM Babu, a police official, told Associated Press news agency that the crash occurred at night during heavy rains.

Rain also hampered rescue efforts, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

India's railway minister has pledged to provide compensation for the victims and launch a full investigation into the accident.

The crash occurred just days after 80 people were killed in another railway accident in Uttar Pradesh state.

In another transport accident, more than a dozen people were killed on Tuesday after a bus skidded off a road and crashed into a deep gorge in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Witnesses said that the bus driver swerved to avoid a goat before crashing.

Source:
Agencies
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
Influential independence figure has been key in promoting Scottish nationalism, but will his efforts succeed?
Teenage phenom with quick hands and a passion for boxing has reminded many of the great Filipino fighter at a young age.
Families of Britons killed in 2013 siege at gas plant in Algeria frustrated by inquiry delay over 'sensitive' materials.
Rhinoceros beetles once drew 40,000 visitors each year to Tamura city, but nuclear disaster has decimated beetle mania.
In run-up to US midterm elections, backers of immigration law changes disappointed by postponement of executive action.
join our mailing list