India train: Rescuers comb through mangled wreckage

After a train derailed in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, Rescuers are combing through mangled wreckage.

After the Indore-Patna Express derailed at 03:00 local time on Sunday, At least 133 people have died, near the city of Kanpur.

Many of the injured in critical condition, The death toll could rise further as rescuers continue work.

A track fracture could be to blame, though reports said.

Much of the railway equipment is out of date, Train accidents are fairly common in India.

Out of the 180 listed, 56 were said to be “grievously injured”. Early on Monday the railway ministry published a list of names of injured passengers.

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Survivor Yaqoob Ahmed told the Hindustan Times, “I woke up suddenly around 3.10am and felt a tremor. All of a sudden, I was crushed under a crowd of people… everyone was screaming for help.”

Another passenger named Ramchandra Tewari was quoted by AP as saying, “I fell from my berth and a lot of luggage fell over me, There was a loud sound like an earthquake. I thought I was dead, and then I passed out.”

“My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Anguished beyond words on the loss of lives due to the derailing of the Patna-Indore express.” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

“Prayers with those injured in the tragic train accident.”