Trivana News – Death Toll in India Train Accident Up to 133 People | Rescuers in India on Monday combing the devastated last carriage of the train which plunged to pull out the bodies of victims of a train accident that has claimed at least 133 lives and injured more than 200 people.
The incident is the worst train accident in India since 2010 and recalls the concern would be security standards government-run rail network which is the lifeline of the millions of Indians but suffer from a severe lack of investment.
Death Toll in India Train Accident Up to 133 People
The train system is still largely derived from the colonial era, the fourth largest in the world, carrying about 23 million people every day. But that system is already saturated and very old. Highest speed average of only 50 kilometers per hour and train accidents are common.
Car accident Sunday was a reminder that the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to change the car’s management system more efficient, secure, and able to support the Indian economy will be difficult.
Modi promised to increase investment this year and announced the procurement of new fast trains with funding from Japan.
But the progress of the update path or installation of modern signaling equipment on the main network is still small.
He also avoids raising tariffs which are already highly subsidized so that there are no funds for investment, which according to some analysts estimate the train needs 20 trillion rupees, or 293.4 billion US dollars in 2020.
Police at the scene, the state of Uttar Pradesh, said they were still searching for bodies in the 14 carriages derail early Sunday, when more than 500 passengers were asleep.
“We have examined 13 carriages were derailed, but the last carriage of the most difficult to evacuate,” said Amit Chaudhary, a senior police officer in Pukhrayan, 65 kilometers from the city of Kanpur.
“The possibility of seven or eight bodies in the last carriage”.
Amit Malvi train officials say more than 150 people were taken to a government hospital and some of them in critical condition.
Authorities investigating the possibility of cracking the path that led to the train derailed on its way from Patna City towards Indore, according to news agency Reuters.