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Shastri resigned as Railway Minister after train disaster
short by Sumedha Sehra / on Sunday, 2 October, 2016
Indian leader Lal Bahadur Shastri, who served as the country's Railway Minister between 1951 and 1956, had resigned from his post after over 140 people died in a train disaster. Excessive rains had caused the river Maruthaiyar to swell and reach the tracks, resulting in the derailing of the train. Shastri later served as the Prime Minister of India.
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