Twin train tragedies: Flash floods derail Janata & Kamayani express in MP

Two passenger trains derailed on a flooded bridge ... more

Varanasi-bound Kamayani express, and the Mumbai-Jabalpur Janata Express running in the opposite direction, derailed around 11.30pm while crossing a swollen Machak river near Harda in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday night. Pic courtesy@PIB_India Twitter
1/5Varanasi-bound Kamayani express, and the Mumbai-Jabalpur Janata Express running in the opposite direction, derailed around 11.30pm while crossing a swollen Machak river near Harda in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday night. Pic courtesy@PIB_India Twitter
Seven bogies of Kamayani Express and three coaches and the engine of Janata Express were derailed around the same time, killing atleast 29 people and injuring hundreds others. Pic courtesy @PIB_India Twitter
2/5Seven bogies of Kamayani Express and three coaches and the engine of Janata Express were derailed around the same time, killing atleast 29 people and injuring hundreds others. Pic courtesy @PIB_India Twitter
Weakening of the tracks due to flood water is thought to be the cause of the accident, though investigations to ascertain the exact cause are going on. Pic courtesy @PIB_India Twitter
3/5Weakening of the tracks due to flood water is thought to be the cause of the accident, though investigations to ascertain the exact cause are going on. Pic courtesy @PIB_India Twitter
The base material on the tracks that got washed away, leading to the disaster. Picture: Twitter
4/5The base material on the tracks that got washed away, leading to the disaster. Picture: Twitter
Officials and members of the rescue operation stand in a carriage of one of the derailed train. Divers using gas cutters have pulled out trapped passengers and 300 had been rescued by early Wednesday morning. Reuters/ANI
5/5Officials and members of the rescue operation stand in a carriage of one of the derailed train. Divers using gas cutters have pulled out trapped passengers and 300 had been rescued by early Wednesday morning. Reuters/ANI
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