A passenger train collision in Gorakhupur in northern India has killed at least three people and injured dozens. New Delhi TV reported dozens of passengers were injured after two trains crashed head-on in eastern Uttar Pradesh state.
Officials are expecting the death toll to increase as people continue to be discovered at the crash site. “The casualty figure is not yet final,” Arunendra Kumar, chairman of the Railways Board told news agency ANI. The crash involved the Lucknow Barauni and Gorakhnath Express trains.
Train crashes and derailments are extremely common in India as a result of the country’s dated railroad system and communications failures. In May, a Gorakhupur-bound train, the Gorakhdham Express, crashed into a stationary train, killing 25 people and injuring 100 others after the impact of the collision derailed six passenger train cars.