More than 200 dead, 850 hurt in India rail crash

AT least 207 people were killed, more than 850 more were injured and many others are feared trapped after a horrific three-train collision late yesterday in eastern India’s Odisha state, local officials said.

AFP reporters at the scene saw smashed train compartments torn open with blood-stained holes of twisted metal near Balasore, about 200km from the state capital Bhubaneswar.