Harda twin train derailment

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The Harda twin train derailment was a twin train derailment on 4 August 2015. It happened in Harda district, Madhya Pradesh, India. It killed around 31 people.[1] At least 72 people were injured.[1]

Two trains passing over a small bridge both derailed within minutes of each other.[2] The Kamayani Express was traveling to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The other train, the Janata Express, was going in the opposite direction towards Mumbai.[2] Officials say the two accidents may have been caused by a flash flood.[2] They also fear that an unknown number of people may have been washed away by the flooded waters of the Machak river.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Neeraj Santoshi, Hindustan Times, Harda/Bhopal (5 August 2015). "MP train tragedy: 31 dead, 72 injured; heavy rains hamper rescue ops". hindustantimes/HT Media Limited. Retrieved 11 August 2015.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Yogendra Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, Harda/Bhopal (5 August 2015). "Train tragedy in MP: Sudden flash flood may have caused accident". hindustantimes/HT Media Limited. Retrieved 11 August 2015.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)