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At least 13 dead in Indian truck crash: police

NEW DELHI: A truck ploughed into a crowd of farmers staging a protest in southern India on Friday, killing at least 13 people and injuring several others, police said. The accident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck an electricity pole, before crashing into the group demonstrating outside a police station in Andhra Pradesh state. "The driver was driving rashly and negligently. We have launched an investigation to find out if he was under the influence of alcohol," a local police officer…

At least 36 killed as Indian train derails

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA: At least 36 people were killed and 50 injured on Saturday night when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in eastern India, in the latest disaster to hit the vast and accident-prone state railways, police said. The Hirakhand express train from Jagdalpur to Bhubaneswar derailed at around 11:20 pm near Kuneri station, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, around 30 km (18 miles) outside the town of Rayagada. "The rescue operation is almost over," said J.P. Mishra, the chief public relations officer at…