Derailed Indian train coincides with Maoist ‘black week’ of protest

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More than 100 people are now known to have been killed in a train crash in eastern India.

At least 145 people were injured – many critically – when two trains collided overnight in West Bengal.

Police said Maoist rebels sabotaged the track causing the Calcutta-Mumbai passenger train to derail, throwing five of its carriages into the path of an oncoming goods train.

But a spokesman for the Maoist rebels called the BBC to deny any involvement.

Full story: BBC News – India ‘Maoist’ train attack kills more than 100