India train crashes, 15 dead, 70 injured

May 22, 2012 09:54


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Fifteen persons were killed and 70 others injured Tuesday when a train in India went through a signal and crashed into a stationary train at Andhra Pradesh's Penneconda station, the Times of India reported.

"Fifteen persons have died in the accident and 70 others injured when the train, going from Hubli to Bangalore, collided with a goods train at Penneconda station at around 3.15 AM," a railway spokesperson said in the report.

A number of the train's coaches were derailed from the impact of the collision. One of the coaches also caught fire.

Authorities brought the fire under control and were engaged in rescue operations. India's Railways Minister ordered an investigation into the incident.

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