Madhya Pradesh train tragedy: Survivor recounts horror

UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2015 04:51 PM IST

Two trains derailed within minutes of each other while crossing a small bridge in Madhya Pradesh's Harda town shortly before midnight on Tuesday. At least 31 people were killed and more than 70 injured. One passenger, 68-year-old Basanti Bai, described water pouring through the carriages of the Kamayani Express just after the accident occurred. The bridge crosses the Machak river, about 950km (590 miles) from India's capital, Delhi. The mishap has resulted in at least 25 trains from Mumbai being diverted. Trains from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have been temporarily halted.

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