When the last reports came in the toll has gone up to 141 while more than 180 injured passengers have been admitted to hospitals near in Paschim Medinipur district and others in Kolkata.
The death toll could rise more as few boogies still needs to be looked on and bodies are still trapped inside the mangled coaches.
West Bengal train mishap death toll rises to 120
Jhargram (West Bengal), May 29: The death toll into Friday''s Gyaneshwari Express mishap near Jhargram in West Bengal''s West Midnapore District is reported to be 120 by Saturday evening.
The number of the injured stood at 250, as rescue operations were still being carried out at the site located some 135 kilometres from Kolkata.
According to reports, the death toll is likely to exceed 150, as one badly smashed bogie is yet to be looked into.
The incident occurred at around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, when the Mumbai-bound train was running between Khemasoli and Sardiya stations.