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The body of a victim lies buried amid the mangled remains of crashed bogies after 14 coaches of an overnight passenger train rolled off the track near Pukhrayan village,Kanpur Dehat district, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Dozens were killed and dozens more were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A train derailed in India, killing more than 100 people


At least 104 people were killed and at least 150 more were injured after a passenger train derailed in northern India at about 3:00 a.m Sunday morning.

The death toll is likely to rise since police haven't been able to reach the most damaged car, director general of police Daljeet Chaudhary said. 

It's not clear yet what caused the crash. Cars were crumpled after they crashed into other cars. Police were using powerful torches to open the derailed cars, but fears that the cars will tip over and further injure passengers remains.

A train derailed in India, killing more than 100 people

WATCH | Here's how the wreckage looked as rescuers looked for survivors.

The crash occurred near Pukhrayan, which is near Kanpur and about 250 miles southeast of New Delhi.  Kanpur is a major railway hub, with hundreds of trains passing through every day.

Accidents are relatively common on India’s sprawling rail network, which is the world’s third-largest but lacks modern signaling and communication systems. Most crashes are blamed on poor maintenance and human error. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to invest $137 billion in the train systems.

Here's another look at the scene.

Modi tweeted his condolences after the crash. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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