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India train derailment kills at least 133, more than 200 injured

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Baku, November21, AZERTAC

At least 133 people were killed and more than 200 injured when an Indian express train derailed in northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, with the toll set to rise amid a scramble to locate survivors, according to CNBC.

Police officials said people were still missing as authorities tried to determine what caused 14 carriages of the train travelling between the northeastern city of Patna and the central city of Indore to suddenly roll off the tracks in Pukhrayan, 65 km south of Kanpur city.

Railway official Amit Malvi said more than 150 people had been admitted to government hospitals and several were in critical condition.

Authorities said they were checking the condition of the tracks but would need to look further before concluding the cause of the derailment, India's deadliest rail tragedy since more than 140 died in a 2010 collision in West Bengal.

In what was probably India's worst rail disaster, a train plunged off a bridge and into a river in 1981 in Bihar state, killing an estimated 500 to 800 people.

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