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9 dead in India passenger train collision: officials

LUCKNOW, India--A passenger express slammed into a stationary freight train in northern India killing at least nine people on Monday, as rescuers worked frantically to free those trapped inside mangled carriages, officials said.

The express was traveling to Gorakhpur city in northern Uttar Pradesh state when it collided with the stationary train at a local station mid-morning, leaving scores of passengers injured, officials said.

Six carriages were derailed in the accident and television footage showed mangled metal and broken glass strewn over the tracks. Coaches were seen crashed and turned on their sides in nearby bushland as crowds of locals gathered.

"Nine deaths are confirmed and 95 people have been injured and they've been admitted to the hospitals," district magistrate Bharat Lal Rai told AFP from the crash site.

Rescue workers and medical teams were racing to cut open the last remaining carriages to free those still trapped and treat the injured, but their efforts were hampered by a lack of specialist equipment.

Local media put the number of dead as high as 40, but at least three officials at the scene told AFP that the toll was fewer than 10.

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