Jun 03, 2023
By Jeremy Logan
Officials in India say rescuers have found no more survivors in the overturned and mangled wreckage of two passenger trains that derailed, killing over 280 people and injuring at least 900 others in one of the country’s deadliest rail crashes in decades.
Rescuers clambered atop the derailed trains to use cutting torches to smash open doors and windows as chaotic scenes broke out following the crash on Friday night in eastern Odisha state.
The number of fatalities kept rising as the night went on.
As residents and rescuers hurried to aid survivors, scores of victims draped in white sheets lay on the ground close to the rails.
Army troops and Air Force helicopters joined the effort.
The director of Odisha’s fire services says at least 280 bodies have been recovered and some 900 people were injured.