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.
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.
Anguished beyond words on the loss of lives due to the derailing of the Patna-Indore express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 20, 2016
Modi tweeted his condolences after the crash.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.