A Indian man reacts at New Delhi's train station Tuesday after hearing the news that the train carrying his relatives had derailed in eastern India.
PATNA, India, Sept. 10 ‚ÄĒ An express luxury train traveling from Calcutta to New Delhi derailed and plunged into a river Monday, and at least 100 passengers were confirmed dead, authorities said. Sabotage has not been ruled out as a cause.
THE RAJDHANI EXPRESS plunged into the river at about 10:40 p.m. (1:10 p.m. ET) near the village of Rafiganj, about 100 miles south of the Bihar state capital of Patna, federal telecommunications official R.K. Singh said.
‚ÄúSeveral train cars are hanging from the bridge. The other coaches are just thrown around,‚ÄĚ Singh said. ‚ÄúThe bodies are being taken out slowly. Many are dead. The river is very deep and that is a problem for rescuers.‚ÄĚ
Bandaru Dattatreya, the junior minister for railroads, first told Star News TV that 100 passengers had been killed. He later appeared to back off that figure, telling Zee News that ‚Äú100 people are feared dead.‚ÄĚ...