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At least 22 injured in train accident in Kannauj


At least 22 injured in train accident in Kannauj

Kannauj, Aug 24 (ANI): Twenty two people sustained injuries when a train brushed past a stranded heavy vehicle in Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh. One person was killed in the accident.

The passengers standing at the edge of the train were severely injured when they were hit by the portion of the stationary vehicle along the railway tracks. District Magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha said that the four critically injured have been referred to Kanpur city for further treatment.

India's creaking railway system is the world's fourth largest, ferrying more than 20 million people each day, but it has a poor safety record, with thousands of people dying in accidents every year.

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