June 11, 2023

RMT Expresses Condolences over India Railway Tragedy

National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers (RMT) has issued the following statement on June 3

HUNDREDS of people have been killed in India following a massive train crash after the Coromandel Express, which runs from Kolkata in West Bengal to Chennai in Tamil Nadu, derailed at 80mph.

Over 300 are reported dead with 900 injured with the casualty list expected to rise in the coming hours and days.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “The thoughts of everyone within the RMT are with Indian railway workers, passengers and their bereaved families following this awful tragedy.

“Whenever there is an accident of this magnitude, it underlines that safety on railway systems everywhere must be a top priority.”