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Train derailment kills at least 23, injures 40 in India

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Posted at 3:22 PM, Aug 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-19 15:22:43-04

At least 23 people were killed and 40 injured Saturday after a train derailed in northern India, police said.

The express train from Puri to Haridwar derailed near the city of Khatauli, Uttar Pradesh Police said in a statement.

Eight of the train's coaches derailed and toppled over each other, police said.

The injured have been sent to local hospitals.