At least 261 people have been killed and 1,000 are injured in a crash involving three trains in India’s eastern Odisha state, officials say.
One passenger train derailed on to the adjacent track and were struck by an incoming train on Friday, also hitting a nearby stationary freight train.
A massive rescue operation was launched, with hundreds of emergency services searching the wreckage.
It is India’s worst train crash this century and the cause is not yet clear.
Another train – the Howrah Superfast Express travelling from Yesvantpur to Howrah – then hit the overturned carriages.
“The force with which the trains collided has resulted in several coaches being crushed and mangled,” Atul Karwal, chief of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) told news agency ANI.
It was the third deadliest crash in the history of Indian railways, he said.