Rescue teams have been working for more than 24 hours after the Patna-Indore Express train derailed near India’s northern city of Kanpur trying to search for survivors on site, Joinfo.com reports with reference to the Indian media.
Indian Railways said that there were approximately 1200 people on board. However, sources told to The Times of India that there were probably hundreds more who were in the train without tickets.
This crash is the deadliest railway-related accident in India in six years. The Indian railways carry about 20 million passengers daily. They have a bad reputation in the field of security. Last year, 39 people were killed in another train accident in Uttar Pradesh.
Photo: The Hindustan Post.