Nearly 300 people have died and hundreds more have been injured after two passenger trains crashed into each other in India’s eastern state of Odisha around 7pm yesterday, June 2.
Rescuers continue to wade through piles of debris to pull out bodies and free people.
“This was my worst nightmare and the images will haunt me for life,” a survivor told local news.
Eyewitnesses said bodies were strewn everywhere with people “sprawled over one another”.
This morning, India’s Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said: “The rescue operation has been completed and restoration work has started.
“We will thoroughly investigate this incident and will ensure such incidents don’t happen in future.”
Follow The Independent’s live blog on the incident here.