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Rescuers on Tuesday stand around the wreckage of the Rajdhani Express, heading to New Delhi from
Howrah, West Bengal, which crashed late on Monday near Rafiganj, about 210
km south of Bihar's capital Patna. Five coaches, two of them badly mangled, piled on top of each other after one side of the bridge, which dates back to 1936, collapsed into the river. Rescue workers used gas-cutters to slice through the twisted metal to reach trapped passengers in drizzling rain.
A passenger sits on a rail track beside a dead body lying under a derailed
coach on Tuesday.
Bodies of train crash victims, covered in white sheets, are laid out on the side of
the railway track.
Rescuers stand around the wreckage of the Rajdhani Express
Mangled coaches of the Rajdhani Express.
A rescue worker tries to cut through metal to help stranded passengers.
A man reacts at New Delhi railway station after hearing the news that the train carrying his relatives
Mita Bose weeps outside Kolkata railway station after learning that the train carrying her son
had jumped the tracks.
Gopal Saraf (C) demands news about the fate of his relatives aboard
A Railways official posts a list of passengers admitted to a local hospital at Howrah station in
Kolkata on Tuesday.
Security officers read out a list of injured passengers at Howrah station.
— Reuters photos