Deadly train crash in Russia kills at least nine

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The cause of the accident was not immediately clear. AFP
A collision Tuesday between a cargo train and a passenger train near Moscow killed at least nine people and left up to 45 others injured, Russian officials said.
Police said two of the passenger train\’s carriages had overturned after the collision on Tuesday.
The reason for the collision, near the town of Naro-Fominsk, 55km southwest of Moscow, was not immediately clear, the Reuters news agency reported.
Russian news agencies quoted officials as saying between 11 and 45 people had been injured. Five of the injured were in serious condition, the AFP news agency reported, citing a local official who spoke to RIA-Novosti.
Carriages on the goods train were derailed in the crash, which happened at 12:38 (08:38 GMT) near Bekasovo 1 station, 60km (37 miles) from Moscow.
Rescue coordinator Vadim Andronov said the death toll was likely to rise.
"One of the carriages of the passenger train was crushed by the freight train wagons. Rescuers are working to pull out injured people being crushed by the wagon," he said.
Russian Railways said in a statement that 16 wagons of the freight train had derailed, damaging at least two carriages of the passenger train.
Source: Agencies

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