Two British tourists have died and eight others were injured after a train derailed.The train, which had been chartered by a UK company and had 37 Britons on board, crashed after leaving the northern hill town of Kalka, in northern India. Three carriages left the tracks as it rounded a bend on the Kalka-Shimla UNESCO Heritage Track.
Two women, both British holidaymakers, died instantly. They have not been named by authorities. Operator Northern Railways said eight passengers were injured – two seriously. They were taken to Max hospital in Chandigarh.
The train – known as “a toy train” – is a popular tourist attraction, and has five carriages. India has one of the world’s largest rail networks, carrying about 23 million passengers a day.