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Passenger trains collide head-on in India

By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, July 31, 2011 12:30 EDT
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An express train collided head on with another passenger train in eastern India on Sunday, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

The engine of the Guwahati-Bangalore express derailed after it crashed into a local train in the Malda district of West Bengal, around 350 kilometres (220 miles) north of Kolkata, PTI said. There are reports of injuries.

The crash comes three weeks after a packed express train travelling from Kolkata to New Delhi derailed at high speed in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, killing 63 people.

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