Over 150 were feared killed when fifteen bogies of the train derailed on a bridge near Rafiganj station between Gaya and Dehri-on-Sone in Bihar in Eastern Railway's Mughalsarai division.
The driver of the train informed the Railway Control at Mughalsarai over his high frequency telephone at 10:54 IST after the accident, sources said.
"This is no ordinary accident. Our men have found fish plates and rails removed at the site and that is the clear-cut information with us," a news agency quoted Railway Board Chairman I I S M Rana as saying.
He did not name any suspects, saying an investigation was underway.
Speaking to STAR news channel, Minister of State for Railways Bandaru Dattatreya expressed the same opinion. He said initial investigation had revealed that it was a case of sabotage.
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