Patna-Indore train accident: Rescue operations over

Rescue workers concluded their search of the mangled carriages of the Indore-Patna Express on Monday, bringing the number of passengers killed in the disaster to at least 142 and the injured to more than 200. In images
  • Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of Sunday’s train derailment near Pukhrayan in Kanpur district on Monday. Reuters
  • Rescue teams had finished their search for bodies buried in the 14 carriages that derailed in the early hours on Sunday. At least 142 died and over 200 were injured in the crash. AP
  • Authorities are looking into the possibility a fractured track caused the train to roll off the rails on its journey between the cities of Patna and Indore. Reuters
  • An injured woman sits at the back of an ambulance at the train derailment near Pukhrayan in Kanpur district on Sunday. Reuters
  • An injured passenger of the Patna-Indore express train is rushed to a hospital in Kanpur on Sunday. AFP
  • The crash is a stark reminder of how hard it will be for PM Narendra Modi to fulfil his promise to transform the railways into a more efficient, safer network befitting the country's economic power. AFP
Sunday’s derailment in Uttar Pradesh was India’s deadliest train crash since 2010 and has renewed concern about the poor safety standard of the state-run network, which is a lifeline for millions of Indians but has suffered from chronic underinvestment.