Nov 21, 2016

Rescuers combing Indian train wreckage

Rescuers are combing through mangled wreckage after a train derailed in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state.

At least 120 people are dead after the Indore-Patna Express derailed at 03:00 local time on Sunday (21:30 GMT Saturday), near the city of Kanpur.

The death toll could rise as workers reach the worst-hit parts of the train.

The cause of the crash is not known, though reports said a track fracture could be to blame.

Train accidents are fairly common in India, where much of the railway equipment is out of date.

Early on Monday the railway ministry published a list of names of injured passengers. Out of the 131 listed, 58 were said to be "grievously injured". Earlier reports quoted officials as saying more than 150 people were injured.

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