Faulty electronic signalling caused India’s worst train crash in two decades, killing over 300 people and injuring 1,100, many seriously. It happened when a passenger train hit a stationary freight train and another passenger train. The trains were carrying 2,296 people. A hundred unidentified bodies, still in mortuaries without refrigeration, are being embalmed. See The railway ministry wants India’s top detective agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), to investigate the crash: it usually investigates high profile criminal causes such as serious financial fraud and murder. The railway minister said the root cause of the accident and people responsible for a ‘criminal act’ were identified. Pray for those still searching for their loved ones and those mourning the dead. Pray for healing of emotional and physical wounds. The government wants the British colonial-era railroad network modernised, but despite efforts to improve safety, several hundred accidents occur every year.
India: Over 300 killed in triple train crashWritten by David Fletcher 09 Jun 2023
- Pray: for changes to be implemented that will make the railways safer, and if the cause of the accident is a criminal act pray for justice to be done. (Isaiah 61:8a)
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