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August 05, 2015, 06:38:34 AM

Trains going opposite ways run off track at same river crossing in Madhya Pradesh state amid heavy rains and flooding Multiple deaths were reported and rescue efforts were continuing after two trains derailed within minutes of each other while crossing a river bridge in central India.

One of the trains was on its way to Mumbai when the accident happened in Madhya Pradesh state, while the other was travelling in the opposite direction, the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency reported.

Rescuers searched in darkness through the night for passengers feared trapped in the carriages. As the effort continued, the railway ministry said there had been at least 20 people killed and more than 100 injured. It appeared likely that the death toll would continue to rise.

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