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India Train Crash: At Least 91 Killed in Derailment Near Kanpur India Train Crash: At Least 91 Killed in Derailment Near Kanpur India Train Crash: At Least 91 Killed in Derailment Near Kanpur At least 90 people were killed and more than 150 injured when an Indian express train derailed in northern Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, with the toll set to rise amid a desperate scramble to locate survivors from the mangled wreck. Police officials said about 20 people were still missing as authorities were trying to ascertain what caused 14 carriages of the train - traveling between the northeastern city of Patna and the central city of Indore - to suddenly roll off the tracks in Pukhrayan, 65 kilometers south of Kanpur city. Amid scenes of desperation and anguish, survivors were looking for family members and some were also trying to enter the damaged carriages to rescue relatives and collect belongings, said senior railway official Pratap Rai. "We are using every tactic to save lives but it's very difficult to cut the metal carriages," Rai said from the accident site. With the death toll set to rise further, the derailment could become India's worst rail tragedy since 2005, when a train was crushed by a rock and another plunged into a river - each killing more than 100 people. India's creaking railway system is the world's fourth largest, ferrying more than 20 million people each day, but it has a poor safety record, with thousands of people dying in accidents every year, including in frequent train derailments. Suresh Prabhu, India's Railways Minister, said in a tweet the government would immediately investigate the causes of the derailment and promised accountability with the "strictest possible action." Authorities were checking if the air brakes that would have prevented the disaster failed, but added they would need to look further before concluding the reason behind the accidents. TV footage showed badly mangled blue carriages, with crowds of people and police on top of the wreckage searching for survivors. One carriage was almost lying on its side, and appeared to have been completely torn apart. Rescue officials with yellow helmets were working their way through the crowds, carrying victims from the mangled wreckage as teams struggled to remove the derailed wagons from the tracks, one of the main transportation routes for goods and passengers in northern India.

India Train Crash: At Least 91 Killed in Derailment Near Kanpur

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Описание: India Train Crash: At Least 91 Killed in Derailment Near Kanpur India Train Crash: At Least 91 Killed in Derailment Near Kanpur India Train Crash: At Least 91 Killed in Derailment Near Kanpur At least 90 people were killed and more than 150 injured when an Indian express train derailed in northern Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, with the toll set to rise amid a desperate scramble to locate survivors from the mangled wreck. Police officials said about 20 people were still missing as authorities were trying to ascertain what caused 14 carriages of the train - traveling between the northeastern city of Patna and the central city of Indore - to suddenly roll off the tracks in Pukhrayan, 65 kilometers south of Kanpur city. Amid scenes of desperation and anguish, survivors were looking for family members and some were also trying to enter the damaged carriages to rescue relatives and collect belongings, said senior railway official Pratap Rai. "We are using every tactic to save lives but it's very difficult to cut the metal carriages," Rai said from the accident site. With the death toll set to rise further, the derailment could become India's worst rail tragedy since 2005, when a train was crushed by a rock and another plunged into a river - each killing more than 100 people. India's creaking railway system is the world's fourth largest, ferrying more than 20 million people each day, but it has a poor safety record, with thousands of people dying in accidents every year, including in frequent train derailments. Suresh Prabhu, India's Railways Minister, said in a tweet the government would immediately investigate the causes of the derailment and promised accountability with the "strictest possible action." Authorities were checking if the air brakes that would have prevented the disaster failed, but added they would need to look further before concluding the reason behind the accidents. TV footage showed badly mangled blue carriages, with crowds of people and police on top of the wreckage searching for survivors. One carriage was almost lying on its side, and appeared to have been completely torn apart. Rescue officials with yellow helmets were working their way through the crowds, carrying victims from the mangled wreckage as teams struggled to remove the derailed wagons from the tracks, one of the main transportation routes for goods and passengers in northern India.