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India wraps up search for train crash victims

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>> Rescue workers in India wrap up a grim search. Police in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday saying, they don't expect to find anymore bodies. A day after a passenger train carrying 500 people derailed, sending 14 carriages crashing off the track and killing at least 142 people.
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More than 200 were injured some critically, meaning the death toll could still rise. India's last big rail accident was only six years ago. Reuters Tommy Wilkes explains why crashes like this are common.>> India's railway network which is the world's fourth largest, has suffered from decades of under investment.
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It's heavily used, but it's also saturated. Many of the tracks and the signaling equipment and the trains themselves are old. They haven't been modernized, they have haven't been updated. So the system just can't cope with the sheer volume of people and trains that travel everyday.>> Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged record levels of investment this year, announcing a new high speed line funded by Japan.
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But now some are saying his priorities are mixed up.>> There's some opposition politicians up in the northern states of Uttar Pradesh, where the crash occurred, have said that Modi should have prioritized investing in tracks instead of these big bullet trains that he wants to build. They say that could have prevented a crash like this.
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>> Officials say an early investigation shows the crash was caused by a fractured track and are vowing to take strict action against anyone found guilty in the accident. Rescue workers now turning to the work of removing the mangled carriages and getting the line back open.