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Death Toll From India Train Derailment Surpasses 110


Army divers have recovered 10 more bodies from the wreckage of a passenger train that derailed Saturday in southern India, bringing the death toll to 110 people.

The train plunged into a rain-swollen river near the town of Veligonda in southern Andhra Pradesh state after it hit a portion of track that had been washed away by heavy rains.

Local authorities say scores of passengers remain trapped inside the railcars. Five of the cars are partially submerged. At least 100 injured people were rescued from the wreckage and taken to nearby hospitals.

Flooding in southern India has claimed at least 90 lives during the past week, some from drowning, and others due to electrocution or housing collapses.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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