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 â€” 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.
â€śSeveral train cars are hanging from the bridge. The other coaches are just thrown around,â€ť Singh said. â€śThe bodies are being taken out slowly. Many are dead. The river is very deep and that is a problem for rescuers.â€ť
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 â€ś100 people are feared dead.â€ť...