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    At least five people died and 30 were injured on Wednesday morning when a passenger train derailed in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Reuters reported, citing local media.

    According to Reuters, the incident occurred in Harchandpur, located some 77 km (48 miles) south of the state capital Lucknow.

    ​The train engine of the New Farakka Express along with six coaches reportedly derailed while the train was entering through a signal, local media reported.

    Local emergency crews have responded to the site of the incident. All the lines on the railway route have been blocked and local authorities suspect that the number of casualties may rise, The Economic Times reported. According to local media reports, however, at least seven people were killed as eight cars on the New Farakka Express train traveling from the town of Malda to New Delhi derailed at 6:05 a.m. local time (12:35 GMT).

    ​The cause of the deadly incident is reportedly unknown. However, local authorities have dispatched an anti-terrorist squad to the site of the incident, ABP News Network reported. A rescue operation is underway.

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