Emergency workers raced yesterday to find survivors in the mangled wreckage of an Indian express train that derailed in northern Uttar Pradesh, killing at least 120 people and injuring over 150 others.
The packed train, operated by the government, was travelling between the north-eastern city of Patna and the central city of Indore.
Survivors said it suddenly rolled off the tracks early yesterday when more than 500 passengers were sleeping.
India's Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu promised a thorough investigation and compensation for the affected passengers.
It is India's worst train disaster since 2010 when a passenger train crashed into a freight train in the eastern state of West Bengal, killing 146 people.