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Indore-Patna rail crash raises concerns of underinvestment as toll hits 145

The derailment was India's deadliest train crash since 2010

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Rescuers on Monday called off a search of the mangled carriages of a derailed train after pulling more bodies from the wreckage, taking to at least 142 the number of passengers killed in the disaster. Sunday's derailment in Uttar Pradesh was India's deadliest train tragedy since 2010 and has renewed concern about poor safety on the state-run network, a lifeline for millions that has suffered from chronic underinvestment. Rescue teams worked through the night with cranes and cutters to disentangle the train before police halted the search of the 14 carriages that derailed ...

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First Published: Mon, November 21 2016. 18:00 IST
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