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India train crash: Scores killed in derailment near Kanpur

At least 96 people have been killed after 14 carriages of an Indian express train derailed in northern Uttar Pradesh state, police say.

The incident took place on the Indore-Patna Express just after 03:00 local time on Sunday (21:30 GMT Saturday) near the city of Kanpur.

Rescuers cut their way through the twisted carriages to retrieve bodies and rescue the injured.

More than 150 people have been reported injured.

It was not immediately clear what caused the coaches to derail near the village of Pukhrayan.

Krishna Keshav, who was travelling on the train, told the BBC: "We woke with a jolt at around 3am. Several coaches were derailed, everybody was in shock. I saw several bodies and injured people."

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Source: bbc.com