West Bengal rail accident kills at least nine

Seven coaches of the passenger train derailed near Moynaguri railway station in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal on Thursday (January 13), a senior government official said.

Thirty-six people were admitted to hospital with injuries, Northeast Frontier Railway General Manager Anshul Gupta said.

Authorities did not give details of the cause of the accident. State-run monopoly Indian Railways has a patchy safety record because of ageing infrastructure.

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