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Sun Nov 20, 2016, 06:21 PM

120 dead so far in horrific train crashin Northern India

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/20/indian-train-derailment-kills-dozens-and-injures-over-100
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At least 120 people are said to have have been killed and at least 200 more injured after a train derailed near the city of Kanpur in northern India in the country’s worst train crash since 2010.

Hundreds of people were trapped after 14 carriages of the express train, travelling from Indore to Patna, crumpled into one another as they came off the tracks on Sunday. The train derailed near the village of Purwa, about 40 miles (65km) from Kanpur.

The crash occurred at about 3am when the majority of passengers were asleep. Most of the victims were in two carriages near the engine that overturned.

“The death toll has reached 120. At least 200 others are injured,” Zaki Ahmad, the police inspector general of Kanpur zone, told the Agence France-Presse news agency.

Ruby Gupta, who was travelling to the city of Azamgarh for her wedding, searched the wreckage for her father.

“I cannot find my father and I have been looking everywhere for him,” she told an NDTV reporter. “Some people told me to look in hospitals and in morgues, but I am clueless as to what to do.”
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malaise Nov 2016 OP
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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 20, 2016, 06:26 PM

1. Every time I have seen this story, I think of this...

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 20, 2016, 06:58 PM

2. I thought of that too

lack of pesky regulations

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Nov 20, 2016, 09:51 PM

3. Life sucks...

... and then you die. Sometimes life just doesn't make sense. I lose track of the progress the world has made over time. Progress and justice just don't seem to be balancing with avaricious greediness and backsliding evil

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Mon Nov 21, 2016, 04:36 AM

5. That's so true

although I have to admit that many of us have had very easy lives so far.

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