India train crash killed at least 133 in derailment - UPDATED

India train crash killed at least 133 in derailment - UPDATED About 80 bodies has been identified so far
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November 21, 2016 10:20
India train crash killed at least 133 in derailment - UPDATED

Baku. 21 November. REPORT.AZ/ Number of people killed in train crash in northern Uttar Pradesh, India has now reached 133.

Report informs referring to Indian mass media.

80 bodies have been identified until now. All of them are Indian citizens, residing in four provinces: Uttar Pradesh (45 persons), Madhya Pradesh (20 persons), Bihar (20 persons), Maharashtra (1 person).

Although the reason has not been determined yet, officials say the problem with one of rails may have caused the incident.  


***09:24 

Baku. 21 November. REPORT.AZ/ The death toll following the derailment of a train in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state has now passed 116, with more than 200 injured.

Report informs referring to the Russian media, fourteen carriages of the Indore-Patna Express derailed just after 03:00 local time on Sunday (21:30 GMT Saturday) near the city of Kanpur.

Rescuers are still trying to reach the injured and recover the dead from the twisted carriages.

The cause of the crash near the village of Pukhrayan is not yet known.

Most of the victims were located in two carriages near the engine which overturned and were badly damaged.

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