At least 120 killed in India train crash
MUMBAI, INDIA – A devastating train accident in the western state of Maharashtra has left at least 120 people dead and scores injured, officials said.
The train, which was traveling from Mumbai to Goa, derailed around 3:30 a.m. local time on Sunday, causing several coaches to fall off a bridge and into a ravine.
Rescue workers and volunteers immediately rushed to the scene, providing medical aid to those injured and retrieving the bodies of those who had perished.
The cause of the accident was not immediately clear, but officials said a thorough investigation was underway.
India has one of the world’s largest rail networks, with over 22 million passengers traveling daily on more than 13,000 trains.
However, the country’s railway system has been plagued by a string of accidents and incidents in recent years, with derailments and collisions often caused by outdated infrastructure and poor maintenance.
The latest accident is one of the deadliest train crashes in India in recent years, and has raised fresh concerns over the safety of the country’s rail network.