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7 dead in Indian train crash

09-14-2011 12:32 BJT

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A moving local train has smashed into the coaches of a stationary train in India's Tamil Nadu state, killing 7 people and injuring more than 70.

The collision took place when a train from Chennai Beach to Vellore collided with the rear of the stationary passenger train from Arakkonam to Vellore. Medical, rescue and relief operations went into full swing, but were hampered by darkness and heavy rain. Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi announced a compensation package for the victims and promised a probe into the tragedy.

 

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