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Death Toll in India Train Derailment Jumps to 100

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Rescue workers in southern India have retrieved more bodies from the wreckage of a passenger train that derailed and plunged into a rain-swollen river, bringing the death toll to at least 100 people. Authorities say the accident happened on Saturday) near the town of Veligonda in southern Andhra Pradesh state after heavy rains washed away a portion of the tracks. Officials said at least 100 injured passengers were rescued from the seven cars that plunged into the flood waters, but that many more remain trapped inside. They expressed fear that some bodies may have been washed away. Indian media say the army is leading the rescue efforts, but that the operation had to be suspended until Sunday morning because of darkness.
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