Rescuers and police stand next to damaged coaches of the
derailed train. REUTERS/Stringer
At least 19 people were killed and more than 130 injured
when a passenger train was derailed in western India, police
The accident took place in Raigad district, around 100 km (60
miles) south of India's financial capital Mumbai, when the
engine and some of the coaches of the train came off the
tracks on Sunday morning (local time).
The train was travelling from Diva, in suburban Mumbai, to
Sawantwadi, close to the beach resort state of Goa. The exact
cause of the accident was not yet known.
Police in Raigad said on Sunday night that 19 people had been
killed and 132 injured.
The Konkan Railway Corporation, the government-owned company
that operates the railway line, put the death toll at 13 and
the number of people injured at 123 in a statement on its
website earlier on Sunday.