September 15, 1997 in Nation/World

Train Pitches Into River In India; Death Toll Unknown

Compiled From Wire Services

A passenger train plunged into a river in central India on Sunday, and dozens of people were feared dead, local news agencies reported.

United News of India said 100 people were killed. The agency did not attribute the information.

Press Trust of India said three cars of the train fell into the Hansdev River near Champa village in the state of Madhya Pradesh, about 500 miles south of the capital, New Delhi.

The train was on its way from Ahmedabad in western India to Calcutta in the east.

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