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Two trains derail in monsoon floods in India

At least 29 people have died in Madhya Pradesh in India when two passenger trains derailed on a flooded bridge near Harda, on the line between Mumbai and Varanasi.

The Janata Express.
The Janata Express. Image by Smeet Chowdhury / CC BY 2.0

The Kamayani Express from Mumbai and the Janata Express from Jabalpur derailed on the same section of flooded track, which collapsed after floodwaters washed away the ground beneath the rails. Most of the dead are thought to have drowned after carriages sank into the floodwaters. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com