ACCIDENT

More Than 100 Killed in Indian Train Derailment

At least 100 people were killed and 150 others were injured when a train in India derailed on Sunday, officials said. All 14 train cars came off the tracks in Pukhrayan, in the northern part of the country’s Uttar Pradesh province. “We are using every tactic to save lives but it’s very difficult to cut the metal carriages,” a railroad official said. The death toll is expected to rise as more bodies are located. The derailment occurred in the early hours of the morning as most passengers were sleeping. India’s railroad system has one of the worst track records in the world for safety, with thousands being killed each year in various accidents. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to improve the country’s rail system, but little has been done.