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« on: October 19, 2018, 05:57:49 pm »

Very sad, but also entirely foreseeable I am afraid.
A large crowd for a religious festival gathered on a railway line and were killed by a train.

To gather on the line was unwise, but then to set of fireworks, the noise of which prevented the approach of the train from being heard, was foolhardy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-45913793
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It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2018, 07:11:40 am »

Not sure I would consider Metro's headline in good taste

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Indian town picks up pieces after speeding train kills 60 people watching fireworks

Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/20/indian-town-picks-up-pieces-after-speeding-train-kills-60-people-watching-fireworks-8058575/

especially when the "more" includes

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Police have said that many of the victims were dismembered beyond recognition, and it will take several days to identify the dead.

I suspect that we are only being shown very limited pictures because of the brutal nature of the horror that's likely to have been at the scene.

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