| GEO World|
| 90 dead in India train wreck|
| Updated at: 0940 PST, Saturday, May 29, 2010|
SARDINA: The death toll from a train wreck in eastern India blamed on Maoist saboteurs rose to 90 on Saturday, with rescuers saying more bodies remained trapped in the mangled carriages.
"So far, 90 bodies have been recovered," West Bengal police inspector general Surajit Kar Purakayastha told foreign news agency. "But that's going to rise as two of the carriages that crashed into the freight train are yet to be fully searched," he said.
More than 30 hours after the Mumbai-bound high-speed passenger train careened off the tracks in a remote part of West Bengal, emergency teams were still trying to cut their way into crushed compartments.
The precise cause of the derailment was still unclear, with Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee saying Maoists had blown up the track with explosives, while police pointed to evidence that a section of rail had been manually removed.