20 November 2016

Train derails in north India, killing 104; many trapped

In this image made from video, India's security forces personnel gather at the site of a train accident near Pukhrayan, about 270 kilometers (168 miles) from Allahabad, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Rescue workers used gas cutters to pull out survivors after 14 coaches of a passenger train rolled off the track in northern India early Sunday, police said.
At least 104 people were killed when 14 coaches of an overnight passenger train rolled off the track in northern India early Sunday, with rescue workers using cutting torches to try to pull out survivors, police said.
Daljeet Chaudhary, a director general of police, said the death toll was likely to rise because rescue workers had yet to gain access to one of the worst-damaged coaches. About 150 people were injured, he said.