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3 Dead, 9 injured after train derails in India’s Uttar Pradesh

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CHITRAKOOT — At least three persons were dead and nine sustained injuries after thirteen coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna express jumped the rails near Manikpur railway station in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Friday.

Confirming the casualties, Chitrakoot Superintendent of Police Pratap Gopendra Singh said a father-son duo from Bettiah district of Bihar died on the spot while the third person died at a hospital.

“Of those injured, two were serious and admitted to district hospital, Chitrakoot. Seven with minor injuries are being treated at Manikpur,” Singh said.

Thirteen coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailed at 4.18 am after it left the Manikpur station, less than 12 hours after a bolero collided with a passenger train near Lucknow killing four and injuring two.

Relief operations are underway, North Central Railway PRO Amit Malviya said.

Railway officials have reached the spot and investigating the reasons that led to the accident.

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One Nepali dies another severely injured in Maryland gun shooting

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One Nepali had died and another severly injured injured in a gun shooting incident at a drugstore distribution center in Maryland, USA on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Brinda Giri, 41 from Baltimore — originally from Kaski and maternal home in Parbat,Nepal, according to Harry Bhandari,a Democratic candidate for state delegate from District 8 and a teacher with Baltimore City Schools.

Giri, a mother of two had recently moved to the US from Nepal to meet her husband who has been living there for 10 years.

Bhandari,who is a community leader and candidate for state delegate, said that another Nepali Purna Acharya is badly injured in the incident.

Acharya is being treated at a local hospital reads the press release by Police.

The shooting took place at Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, 35 miles North-East from Baltimore. Isnochiya Moajli, 26, a co-worker said bullets were fired at local time 9 PM. The shooter shot others and himself at last.

Police rushed injured Giri to a hospital, where she died.

Three Americans have also died in the incident.

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