India: 6 people killed in train mishap

India: 6 people killed in train mishap

NEW DELHI: At least six people were killed and several others injured when a train derailed in India's eastern state of Bihar early on Sunday.

According to official sources, the Delhi-bound train derailed in the Vaishali district of Bihar state when the driver of the ill-fated train was trying to change the tracks.

Meanwhile, relief and rescue operations are underway at the site of the accident.

"We are focusing on rescue and relief operations right now. Railway Accident Medical Van along with team of doctors are at site. Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force have reached the spot," said Smita Vats Sharma, spokesperson of Indian Railways.

All trains running on this particular route have been diverted.

(Xinhua)