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Indian passenger train rams freight train; 25 dead

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Railway officials oversee the clear up operation of the mangled remains of the Bangalore-bound Hampi Express after it collided with a stationary goods train near Penukonda, about 105 miles north of Bangalore, India, on May 22, 2012.

The Associated Press reports — A passenger train rammed into a parked freight train and caught fire before dawn Tuesday in southern India, killing at least 25 people and injuring dozens more.

Rescuers worked for about six hours to pull some 70 survivors from the twisted and smoldering wreckage near the southwestern border of Andhra Pradesh state. Read the full story.


Rescuers evacuate an injured woman from the train.


Emergency services search for injured passengers under the derailed carriages.