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WFTU Solidarity Statement on the New Fatal Train Crash

The World Federation of Trade Unions on behalf of its more than 105 million workers in 133 countries expresses its sincere condolences and unconditional solidarity with the working class of India that mourns more than 280 people who lost their lives in a three-way crash involving two passenger trains and a freight train in eastern Odisha state on Friday.

Train accidents are fairly common in India, where much of the railway equipment is out of date. These “accidents” prove once more the responsibilities of the government of India for the deterioration of the mass transport system.

The demand of WFTU for safe, cheap and reliable transportation for all workers has to be applied in every country. We call the government of India to take all the necessary measures to support the victims and their families.

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