61 dead in Indian train crash

Officials say they cannot rule out sabotage

Sixty-one people are dead and another 125 other are injured after a speeding express train drove into a stationary passenger train in eastern India on Monday. The accident destroyed two passenger cars and a luggage car, and was so severe that it sent the roof of one car flying onto an overpass. Locals dove into the wreckage to try to free survivors before rescue workers arrived at the scene. Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee says authorities have doubts about whether this was indeed an accident, but instead, a case of sabotage—just two months after Maoist rebels were blamed for a derailment that killed 145 people.