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Dozens confirmed dead in Indian train crash

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Dozens confirmed dead in Indian train crash


Up to 150 people are feared dead in a rail accident in India.

Around 50 bodies have been recovered after the train derailed in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. The accident was apparently caused by a bridge collapse triggered by soil being washed away by heavy rains. Some 200 metres of track were lost on the approach to the bridge. Cranes and a rescue train have been rushed to the crash site, which is situated 30 kilometres south of the state capital Hyderabad. Around 700 people from the train has been rescued. In other parts of the storm-ravaged state, more than 30 people are known to have drowned or died in house collapses and electrocutions. Many more are missing.
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