2 June 2023: Odisha, India

More than 280 people were killed and hundreds more injured when a passenger train derailed and struck two other trains in eastern India on June 1. The crash, in the state of Odisha, has renewed long-standing questions about safety problems in the system. Odisha’s chief secretary, Pradeep Jena, said that an additional 900 had been injured. Officials said they expected the toll to rise. The crash occurred when several cars derailed and collided with a second train, the train’s operator, South Eastern Railway, said in a statement.