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17 dead as truck over turns in Maharashtra

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PUNE — AT least 17 persons including children were killed and 15 others injured when a speeding truck overturned in western Maharashtra’s Satara district in the early Tuesday morning, local police said.

The accident took place when a truck travelling from Bijapur, Karnataka to Shirwal near Pune veered off the road and crashed near Khambatki tunnel in Satara.

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The driver apparently lost control over the wheels at an accident-prone stop near Khambatki ghat.

The truck was carrying construction labourers from Bijapur district in Karnataka, was going towards Pune, police said.

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7 killed after Delhi-Bound train derails in Bihar

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NEW DELHI — At least seven people have died and 14 others injured after a Delhi-bound train derailed early Sunday morning in Bihar’s Vaishali district.

Eleven coaches of 12487 Seemanchal Express derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 3:52 am. Three of the coaches overturned and the high force of the impact destroyed them completely.

The injured are being transported to local hospitals.

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The superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the accident took place, officials said.

Bodies are believed to be trapped inside one of the affected coaches and the number of dead is likely to rise, local police official said.

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