BREAKING: 23 DEAD After Train Derails… DEATH TOLL RISING

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At least 23 people were killed and over 80 were injured after an express train derailed in north India on Saturday, officials said, as rescuers feverishly worked to pull passengers from the wreckage.

Emergency workers and crowds of local people rushed to the site where 14 coaches derailed near Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh state, some 80 miles from New Delhi.

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Two of the coaches telescoped into each other, while four others toppled over after going off the track, said Arvind Kumar, a top official in Uttar Pradesh, the state where the derailment occurred, Fox News reported.

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The cause of the derailment was not immediately known.

The injured were taken to a hospital, where doctors described their condition as stable.

Photographs and television footage showed twisted and upended coaches lying sideways as hundreds of people try to pull the passengers out.

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“We are trying to take out the trapped people from the coaches,” senior police officer Jitender Kumar told AFP.

Another official said metal cutters and cranes were being used to reach inside the damaged coaches as the federal government rushed dozens of rescuers with specialized equipment and sniffer dogs to the spot.

“Scores of people have been safely evacuated from the coaches. Some dead bodies have also been recovered,” fire and emergency officer Naresh Kumar told AFP.

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Tragic.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.

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