The Associated Press (“AP News”) is reporting that rescuers found no more survivors in the overturned and mangled wreckage of two passenger trains that derailed yesterday in eastern India, killing more than 280 people and injuring hundreds in one of the country’s deadliest rail crashes in decades.
The derailment occurred Friday night about 137 miles southwest of Kolkata. Rescuers climbed atop the wrecked trains to break open doors and windows using cutting torches. Scores of bodies, covered by white sheets, were observed upon the ground near the tracks.
The AP News story may be read HERE.
My brothers and sisters, let’s pray for the many families who have lost loved ones. The train system in India is well known for having accidents, but this one is almost indescribably severe. Reports suggest upwards of a thousand injured, in addition to the hundreds who have perished.
This may be a good time to remember that we never know when our last day here on earth will be. Let’s make sure that we and our loved ones know Jesus as Savior!
John 3:16-17 (NKJV)
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
1 Timothy 2:4-5 (NKJV)
“…[Christ] desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus…”.
Praise Jesus forevermore!