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Bhopal: At least 31 people were killed and more than 70 injured in Madhya Pradesh’s Harda district overnight when the Varanasi-bound Kamayani Express and Mumbai-bound Janata Express trains derailed and fell into the Kali Machak river, authorities said on Wednesday.

The Kamayani Express was travelling through the Khirkiya railway station in Harda district late Tuesday when four bogies of the train got derailed from the track and landed into the river.

The Janata Express, on its way from Patna to Mumbai, too, got derailed and a couple of bogies fell into the Kali Machak river.

Rescue operations are underway and the toll is likely to rise, authorities added.

I.B. Siddiqui, a spokesperson for West Central Railway, said that six bogies of the Kamayani and Janata Express derailed from the their tracks and fell into the river.

The cause of the accident has not been ascertained. However, according to sources, the material beneath the bridge running over the Kali Machak river caved in.

(IANS)

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BJP Leader Asks Parents Of A Rape Victim To Express Gratitude To Them

The eight-year-old girl was abducted from her school in Hafiz Colony

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In a shocking incident, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Madhya Pradesh asked parents of a minor rape victim to express gratitude to the local MP for visiting them.

Sudarshan Gupta, a BJP legislator, was caught on camera in Indore’s MY Hospital, asking the victim’s kin to thank his party MP Sudhir Gupta for visiting them at the hospital to inquire about the minor girl’s condition. Immediately, the parents of the victim were seen nodding and folding their hands before Sudhir. “Say thank you to the MP (Sudhir Gupta). he has travelled only to meet you (Sansad ji ko dhanyavad boliye, special aapke liye aaye hain)”

The eight-year-old girl was abducted from her school in Hafiz Colony here and allegedly gang-raped at her house in Mandsaur three days ago. The girl’s condition is “continuously improving” and she may be discharged in about two weeks, a senior medical official said on Saturday.

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So far, the Madhya Pradesh Police has arrested two people in connection with the incident. Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday condemned the incident and said the accused should be hanged till death. Meanwhile, locals in the district have been protesting against the incident, demanding death penalty to the accused. (IANS)

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