Two Swedes among India train crash dead: official

LUCKNOW, India - Two Swedes were among the 63 killed in a train crash in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state at the weekend, and a third has been injured, a local official told AFP on Monday.

"Among the victims were three Swedish passengers who were travelling from Kolkata to New Delhi," said A.K. Pathak, an additional district magistrate from Fatehpur, the area of the crash.

"Two of them died, while one was hospitalised for treatment in Kanpur," Pathak added, referring to a town 75km (50 miles) from the state capital Lucknow.

"The toll may still go up. Sniffer dogs have been sent in to detect any bodies trapped under sheets of metal because it is physically not possible for search parties to enter."

Nearly a dozen carriages of a packed express jumped the rails in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, with the force of the derailment causing some carriages to mount each other and badly crushing several others.