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Central India train crash kills 20

A passenger train crashed into a goods train in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh early on Monday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 50, an official said. The accident occured near Badarwas station, about 260 km north of Bhopal, the state capital. “We have recovered 20 bodies so far and rescue operations are still on,” said Raj Kumar Pathak, a senior government official. Local villagers joined authorities and rescued several passengers trapped inside the damaged compartments, witnesses said. Some of the critically injured were taken to a hospital on a helicopter, officials said.

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