At least 65 people were killed and over 200 injured early on Friday when a Mumbai-bound passenger train derailed and was hit by a speeding goods train in West Bengal, officials said, suspecting sabotage by Maoist guerrillas.
"Sixty-five bodies have been recovered. There may be many more," West Bengal Home Secretary Samar Ghosh said.
The figure is likely to go up as hundreds of passengers are still trapped in the engine and 13 bogies that derailed after the accident took place at around 1.30 a.m near the Maoist stronghold of Jhargram, in West Midnapore district, about 155 km from the West Bengal capital. Text: IANSImage: Police and rescue workers gather next to bodies of passengers at the scene of the train crash near Sardiha in West Bengal on Friday, May 28, 2010.(Photographs copyright AP)
65 killed as trains derail in West Bengal