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Survivor search called off in India rail crash as death toll hits 146

A rescue worker prepares to move the remains of a carriage at the site of Sunday’s train derailment.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Indian rescuers called off a search of the mangled carriages of a derailed train after pulling more bodies from the wreckage, as the death toll rose to at least 146. Sunday’s derailment in the northern state of 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 A lifeline for millions, the railways suffer from chronic underinvestment, which has left it with ageing tracks and outdated rolling stock. Rescue teams worked through the night with cranes and cutters to disentangle the train before police halted the search of the 14…

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