CHNADIGARH (Web Desk) – As many as two British tourists have died and another eight people severely injured when a charted train derailed near Chandigarh in the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh, according to Indian media.

The train was enroute to Shimla and derailed just minutes after departing from Kalka station.

The charted train was carrying as many as 37 UK national.

The eight injured include three Indian nationals and have been shifted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh for treatment.