A senior Indian railway official says he believes sabotage was behind a train derailment on Saturday in southern India that killed at least 19 passengers and injured at least 80 others.
General Manager of the South-Central division of Indian Railways, S-M Singla, says the track at the site had been cut and police sniffer dogs had discovered saw blades and cutters near the sheared rail.
Nine coaches of the Bangalore Express jumped the tracks on Saturday in Andhra Pradesh state, as it traveled from Hyderabad to Bangalore.
Mr. Singla also told the Press Trust of India news agency that he thinks Naxalite rebels were responsible.
The Naxalites are Marxist rebels active in Andhra Pradesh who have been fighting to get land for peasants and end what they call government repression.