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India hunts for train crash survivors as death toll rises

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>> A rising body count in what could be India's deadliest rail accident this century. More than a 119 people killed and many more missing after a train derailed in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, sending 14 coaches off the tracks in a massive pile up, completely crushing two of them.
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Rescue workers and desperate family members still combing the site, hoping to find victims stuck in the mangled wreckage. Authorities also starting an investigation into the cause of the crash.>>
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> We suddenly felt a massive jerk and our heads hit the top of the coach. The door was jammed but we somehow managed to get out.
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>> The crash happened at 3:00 in the morning while most passengers were sleeping. Survivors describing horrifying scenes of chaos and bodies lying on the ground.>>
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People we were traveling with are still missing.>> Police say more than 150 people have been injured. Many of them now in critical condition, meaning the death toll is likely to rise. With its sprawling rail system and poor safety record, train accidents are common in India, killing thousands of people every year.
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Prime minister Narendra Modi has promised to replace the creaking infrastructure with high-speed lines, but little progress ha been made so far. Modi has taken to Twitter to offer condolences to the victims', families saying he's anguished beyond words.