Train accident in northern India kills 40 people

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At least 40 people have been killed when an express train crashed into a parked freight train in north India.According to authorities, the express passenger train was traveling at high speed and slammed into the cargo train sitting on the tracks near a railway station in the state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday.The incident led to the derailment of six cars on the express train, officials said, adding that one coach for unreserved general seating took the brunt of the impact as it contained most of the 40 casualties.“It has been reduced to a mangled iron mesh,” senior police officer Amrendra Sainger said.Meanwhile, local police official, Zameer Ahmad, said most of the victims were farm workers going back to their homes from the neighboring state of Haryana.

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