Almost 150 people have been killed in a train accident in India. India has one of the largest, but oldest, train networks in the world.
A speeding train has run over a crowd of revelers celebrating the Hindu Dussehra festival in the Indian state of Punjab. Some 60 people died in the accident, making it India's worst train disaster this year.
Several people have been injured after a popular tourist line derailed in Austria. Authorities are unsure of what caused the accident.
Billed as the world's largest recruitment exercise, Indian Railways has advertised for thousands of new drivers, trackmen and porters. India's biggest employer is undergoing a €105-billion modernization.
Deadly accidents, dirty stations and coaches, decrepit equipment and unpunctual trains mark India's vast, outdated and inefficient rail infrastructure. Will Japanese bullet trains make a difference?
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