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India Train Crash, 60 Killed

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An express train turned over into a stationary passenger train in eastern India on Monday.

The accident left 61 dead people in a crash that was  so overwhelmingly  powerful  that it ended up sending the roof of one car flying onto an overpass.

According to  officials, there is a possibility of a  sabotage yet investigation should be thoroughly done.

Residents inched their way over the twisted  rubble, putting much effort  to free survivors before rescue workers arrived with  equipment to cut through the metal.

Rushing to the site of the wreckage was railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, the one raising the possibility that the crash could have been a case of sabotage, earlier, Maoist rebels were put to blame for a derailment that killed 145 people.

"We have some doubts in our mind," she said.

The crash took place around  2 a.m. when the Uttarbanga Express crashed into the Vananchal Express as it left the platform at Sainthia station, about 125 miles north of Calcutta.

Meanwhile, the accident also led to the damaged of two passenger cars and a luggage car,  making them into a tangle of twisted metal. The passenger cars serve  for those on the cheapest tickets and such carriages are usually limited in capacity.