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India train disaster toll rises to 142, more dead feared

PUKHRĀYĀN, INDIA: The death toll from India's rail disaster rose to 142 on Monday after workers toiled through the night removing victims from the wreckage, with grim warnings that more bodies were trapped inside. There was little hope of finding survivors among the mangled remains of 14 carriages, which came off the tracks in northern India on Sunday in a rural district of Uttar Pradesh state. "The actual toll will still be higher and it would be a difficult task to identify all the persons, particularly those whose…