Railway official N. Singh says the Kalka Express was on its way to New Delhi from Howrah, a station near Kolkata. About a dozen coaches were thrown off the tracks.
The cause of the derailment Sunday was not immediately clear and few details were available.
The accident occurred near Fatehpur, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state.
India’s railroad network is one of the largest in the world and carries about 14 million passengers a day. Accidents are common, with most blamed on poor maintenance and human error.
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