SCORES of people have died and hundreds more have been injured after two trains collided in India.
Emergency responders are working to free those who remained trapped in the mangled coaches.
The horrific incident took place in the eastern Odisha state of India, and President Droupadi Murmu tweeted his condolsensces.
He said: “Deeply anguished to know about the loss of lives in an unfortunate rail accident in Balasore, Odisha.”
The cause of the collision is being investigated, but two passenger trains and a freight train collided around 7:30pm.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Distressed by the train accident in Odisha. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon.
“Spoke to Railway Minister and took stock of the situation. Rescue ops are underway at the site of the mishap and all possible assistance is being given to those affected.”