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Deaths, injuries from accidents fall amid safety crackdown: Railways

The number of deaths and injuries last fiscal year ending March 31 was the lowest in at least 18 years for which data was provided

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Deaths and injuries from train collisions or derailment in India more than halved to 254 people last fiscal year from a year ago, railways data showed, amid attempts to improve its shoddy safety record through mega investments and recruitments. The state-run Indian Railways shared the data with Reuters days after an incident in which the brakes on a 22-coach train carrying hundreds of passengers failed, letting it run freely in reverse for about 13 km (eight miles). The railways has suspended several officials since the incident, and its chairman acknowledged that turning around ...

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First Published: Tue, April 10 2018. 16:54 IST