A security staff member speaks on his mobile phone as he
walks past the passenger train's damaged coaches after the
A passenger train has collided with a stationary goods
train in India's most populous state, killing at least 40
people and injuring more than 150, police and railway officials
Mangled passenger coaches climbed on top of the goods train
and many people were trapped inside near Churaib station, in
the Sant Kabir Nagar district of the northern state of Uttar
Pradesh, said a police spokesman in the state capital,
Monday's crash is the latest to highlight India's ailing
infrastructure, a problem that Narendra Modi, due to be sworn
in as prime minister on Monday, has vowed to make a top
"My condolences to families of those who lost their lives in
the Gorakhdham Express tragedy. Prayers with the injured,"
Modi tweeted on Monday. The Gorakhdham Express is the name of
the passenger train.
Modi has promised to build new inter-state highways and a
network of bullet trains, as well as addressing severe
At least 19 people were killed and 130 injured when a train
derailed in western India earlier this month.