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Hundreds feared dead in Indian train collision

  : Monday, August 02, 1999
As many as five hundred people are feared to have been killed in a collision between two trains in eastern India.
Early reports suggest that the two two trains collided head-on after a signal failure. The accident occurred at around 01:30 (local time) near Gaisal station.

Initial reports suggesting it was abombing incident have been discounted. One of the trains is thought to have been carrying munitions.

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