At least 280 perish in horrific India’s train crash

More than 280 people have been confirmed dead while 1,000 were injured following the collision between two passenger trains and a goods train in India yesterday.

The death toll is expected to rise as teams carry out a rescue operation.

The accident happened about 130 miles southwest of Kolkata, in Odisha’s Balasore district, at around 7pm on Friday.

The collision occurred when one passenger train collided into coaches of an already derailed passenger train that had tossed into the opposite track.

It becomes the country’s deadliest rail accident in more than two decades.