Two Britons killed in India train derailment


Two Britons have died after a train derailment in India, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

The train was travelling to the Indian Himalayan town of Shimla when nine carriages came off the track.

Responding to the deaths, Minister for Asia Hugo Swire said: "I am deeply saddened that two British nationals have been killed and many others injured in a train accident in northern India. My thoughts are with their family and friends at this difficult time.

"Teams from the British High Commission in New Delhi and Deputy High Commission in Chandigarh are on their way to the area to help all those affected."

The cause of the derailment is not yet known.