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    Indian train hits crowd on tracks

    Indian train hits crowd on tracks



    At least 16 people have been killed in western India after a high-speed train ran into them, railway officials say.

    The victims were hit by the train as they walked in the dark on the tracks near Surat in Gujarat state.

    Their bodies were spotted by the driver of another train, police said. Several women and children were among the dead, who were reported to be labourers.

    Accidents are common on India's busy state-run rail system, especially at the many unmanned road crossings.

    The victims were crossing unguarded rail tracks on foot when a train ploughed into them, police inspector HM Patel was quoted by news agency AFP as saying.

    The victims were migrant workers and their families from the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Mr Patel said.

    More than 13m passengers are carried every day on the rail network - one of the world's largest but also one of the most dangerous.



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    For fok sakes,

    Don't tell me they didn't hear the foker coming.

    Any way,

    Ive backpacked India 3 times and I'd believe anything could happen as its an absolute foking basket case.

    A living breathing shit hole but its got some incredible monuments to check out but one must have an awesome sense of humor to last the trip as the place is foked.

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    たのむよ。
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    No gore?
    "I'm an outsider by choice, but not truly. It's the unpleasantness of the system that keeps me out. I'd rather be in, in a good system. That's where my discontent comes from: being forced to choose to stay outside.
    My advice: Just keep movin' straight ahead. Every now and then you find yourself in a different place."

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    Yep,

    Just watched DD's clip and could not hear that train coming.

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    I agree terry, complete basket case is India.

    If I'm going to get somewhere at night, I probably wouldn't walk on the tracks.
    And if I did, I'm sure as feck going to keep a lookout over my shoulder. I think Indians could give Thais a run for their money in the Daft Awards.

    Darwinism at work.

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    India melodrama

    1) Bus falls off cliff due to brakes failing and wheels falling off.
    2) Lamenting and renting of garb.
    3) Effigy of someone burnt. and/or national flag of manufacturer of bus
    4) Incident forgotten

    1 month later

    1) Bus falls off cliff onto another bus below

    et cetera et cetera et cetera

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