Passenger train plunges into ravine outside Montenegrin capital

A packed passenger train derailed Monday and plunged into a steep river canyon outside the Montenegrin capital, killing at least 10 people and injuring over 100, police and witnesses said.

At least 106 injured passengers were taken to the main hospital in &to=' target=_blank>Podgorica, doctors said.

The accident occurred near Bioce, a village about 15 kilometers (nine miles) northeast of Podgorica, shortly after 4 p.m. (1400GMT) when the train derailed as it emerged from a tunnel above the Moraca River, police said.

Police, medical workers and volunteers were pulling bodies from the 100-meter-deep (330-foot-deep) ravine and ferrying them away on stretchers and in their arms.

An Associated Press reporter on the scene saw at least 10 lifeless bodies laid on the side of the road above the ravine and dozens of injured people carried on stretchers.

Victims cried for help from the ravine, where four train cars lay smashed. Darkness in the densely forested area was hampering rescue efforts.

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