October 3, 2005

Indian train jumps tracks, 12 killed, 100 injured

BHOPAL, India (Reuters) - A crowded train jumped the tracks
in central India on Monday, killing at least 12 passengers and
injuring 100, police said.

Six coaches of the Bundelkhand Express derailed near Datia
town in Madhya Pradesh state, about 400 km north of the state
capital, Bhopal, a police officer said.

He said the train derailed near the Datia railway station
and rescue teams, including soldiers, had reached the site and
were removing passengers from the cars.