• Short Summary

    TEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 140 INJURED WHEN AN INDIAN EXPRESS TRAIN WAS DERAILED NEAR MIRAJ ON MONDAY.

  • Description

    TEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 140 INJURED WHEN AN INDIAN EXPRESS TRAIN WAS DERAILED NEAR MIRAJ ON MONDAY. THE TRAIN, THE POONA-VASCO EXPRESS, LEFT THE RAILS ON A SIX-SPAN BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KRISHNA.

    MR. D.S. DESAI, MAHARASHTRA STATE HOME MINISTER, TOLD REPORTERS SOON AFTER THE ACCIDENT THAT THE CRASH WAS SUSPECTED TO BE A CASE OF SABOTAGE. AND THE FOLLOWING DAY A MAN WAS HELD ON SUSPICION THAT HE TAMPERED WITH THE FISHPLATES NEAR THE BRIDGE. HE WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN TRACED BY A POLICE DOG.

    THE INJURED WERE GIVEN FIRST AID ON THE SPOT. 13 WERE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE THEIR JOURNEY AND THE OTHERS WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL. 86 PEOPLE WERE SAID TO HAVE SUSTAINED ONLY MINOR INJURIES.

    PRESIDENT RADHAKRISHNAN SENT MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCES TO THE NEXT OF KIN OF THOSE KILLED IN THE ACCIDENT.

    THE ACCIDENT WAS THE FIRST ON INDIA'S NEWLY-COMPLETED SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY, BUT LATE LAST NIGHT THERE WAS ANOTHER ACCIDENT AT GHATKESAR. FIRST REPORTS SAID THAT TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND AT LEAST 50 INJURED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3EINAXESLWT1OLHZNDRMIUYI8
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EINAXESLWT1OLHZNDRMIUYI8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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