Find a page

Indian trains derail killing 21
05 Aug 2015 13:01
At least 21 people were killed and 100 injured after two express trains derailed into a river in central India overnight after flood water weakened the tracks.
-
Divers using gas cutters pulled out trapped passengers and 300 had been rescued by early morning, officials said.
-
Twelve coaches of the Kamayani Express to Varanasi from Mumbai derailed near Harda in the central state of Madhya Pradesh just before midnight local time.
-
Six coaches of the Janata Express derailed around the same time, the railway ministry said.
-
-
-
Heavy monsoon rains and the tail-end of a cyclone have killed more than 100 people across India in flooding, landslides and building collapses in recent days.
-
Train wrecks killed more than 25,000 people on India's overloaded and outdated railway network last year alone.
-
Prime Minister Narendra Modi this year massively increased spending to modernise the network, but improvements will take years.
-
India's state-run railway network carries 23 million passengers every day.
-
"The two train accidents in Madhya Prade share deeply distressing. Deeply pained over the loss of lives," Mr Modi tweeted.
-

Where can I get RTÉ Aertel Digital?

RTÉ Aertel Digital is an enhanced digital version of the RTÉ Aertel teletext service. It functions in the same way as the analogue service, offering current news, sport and weather updates but is now more agile and easier to use.

RTÉ Aertel Digital is available on Saorview, the new free digital TV service in Ireland.
Press TEXT button on your remote to launch Aertel from RTÉ One, RTÉ Two, RTÉ News Now.