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Death Toll from India Train Derailment Rises to 113

Rescue workers have retrieved three more bodies from the wreckage of a passenger train that derailed Saturday in southern India, bringing the death toll to at least 113 people.

The train plunged into a rain-swollen river in Andhra Pradesh where flash floods had washed away a portion of track.

Military and other rescue personnel used hacksaws and other machinery to dismantle the partially submerged coaches and rescued at least 100 injured passengers.

Railway safety officials have begun an investigation into the accident.

State-run Indian Railways transports more than 13 million passengers daily. Each year, some 300 train accidents take place across the country, most are blamed on lax safety standards.

Some information for this story provided by AP and AFP.