Train crash in India leaves over 140 dead

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Rescuers search among the debris after 14 coaches of an overnight passenger train rolled off the track near Pukhrayan village in Kanpur Dehat district of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Dozens died and dozens more were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Rescuers work near debris after 14 coaches of an overnight passenger train rolled off the track near Pukhrayan village Kanpur Dehat district, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Dozens were killed and dozens more were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Rescuers work at the site after 14 coaches of an overnight passenger train rolled off the track near Pukhrayan village in Kanpur Dehat district of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Scores of passengers died and scores more were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Rescuers work at the site after 14 coaches of an overnight passenger train rolled off the track near Pukhrayan village in Kanpur Dehat district of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Scores of passengers died and scores more were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Rescuers are seen through the windows of a compartment of the crashed train as they work at the site after 14 coaches of an overnight passenger train rolled off the track near Pukhrayan village in Kanpur Dehat district of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Dozens died and dozens more were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Rescuers work at the site after 14 coaches of an overnight passenger train rolled off the track near Pukhrayan village in Kanpur Dehat district of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Scores of passengers died and scores more were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Rescuers work at the site after 14 coaches of an overnight passenger train rolled off the track near Pukhrayan village in Kanpur Dehat district of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Dozens died and dozens more were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a train derailment in Pukhrayan, south of Kanpur city, India November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a train derailment in Pukhrayan, south of Kanpur city, India November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a train derailment in Pukhrayan, south of Kanpur city, India November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a train derailment in Pukhrayan, south of Kanpur city, India November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
Indian rescue workers search for survivors in the wreckage of a train that derailed near Pukhrayan in Kanpur district on November 20, 2016. A passenger train derailed in northern India on November 20, killing at least 63 travellers most of whom were sleeping when the fatal accident occurred, police said. Rescue workers rushed to the scene near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh state where the Patna-Indore express train derailed in the early hours of the morning. / AFP / SANJAY KANOJIA (Photo credit should read SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian rescue workers search for survivors in the wreckage of a train that derailed near Pukhrayan in Kanpur district on November 20, 2016. A passenger train derailed in northern India on November 20, killing at least 63 travellers most of whom were sleeping when the fatal accident occurred, police said. Rescue workers rushed to the scene near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh state where the Patna-Indore express train derailed in the early hours of the morning. / AFP / SANJAY KANOJIA (Photo credit should read SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/Getty Images)
ALLAHABAD, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA - 2016/11/20: Rescue workers work after Indore-RajendraNager Express derailed at Pokhraya station near Kanpur, resulting in the deaths of nearly 100 people. (Photo by Prabhat Kumar Verma/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Rescuers work into the night after 14 coaches of an overnight passenger train rolled off the track near Pukhrayan village Kanpur Dehat district, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Dozens were killed and dozens more were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Rescuers use machinery to remove debris after 14 coaches of an overnight passenger train rolled off the track near Pukhrayan village Kanpur Dehat district, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Dozens were killed and dozens more were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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The death toll in what is one of the worst train accidents in India has hit 142.

At 3 a.m. on Sunday, the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Pukhrayan station, 60 km away from Kanpur city. About 100 people were declared dead yesterday.

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Officials said that 142 people lost their lives in the accident, with bodies of nearly 60 identified. Over 150 people were injured when 14 bogies of the train derailed. The death toll could rise as some of the injured are said to be in serious condition. Rescue workers continue to comb through the mangled remains of the bodies for possible survivors.

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu and Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha arrived at the accident spot yesterday.

"Strict actions will be taken against those responsible for the disaster," Sinha added. It's unclear what caused this accident, but outdated and exhausted equipment are a major cause for such accidents. The minister is expected to address both houses of the Parliament today.

More than 15,000 people lose their lives every year in train accidents in India, according to government's own estimates. According to data from the National Crime Records Bureau, nearly 28,000 people died in railway-related accidents in 2014 alone.

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