Twenty passengers were killed and 150 injured when suspected Maoists blasted rail tracks in West Midnapore district in West Bengal today early morning derailing 13 coaches of a Mumbai-bound Howrah-Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express train. Five bogies of the express train were hit by a speeding goods train.
Twenty of the bodies were extricated from the mangled coaches after the 13 coaches derailed with five toppling over an adjacent track and were hit by the speeding goods train.
Nine of the coaches which were undamaged took the injured and the other passengers to Kharagpur where they were admitted to hospital.
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