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16 Jan, 2020 05:05

Dozens injured in India as passenger & cargo trains COLLIDE due to thick fog (PHOTOS)

Dozens injured in India as passenger & cargo trains COLLIDE due to thick fog (PHOTOS)

Scores of passengers were injured during a major train collision in Cuttack, India, which saw a number of commuter cars smash into a cargo engine before derailing under a heavy blanket of morning fog.

Up to 40 people were injured in Thursday’s smash-up near Nergundi rail station, with five in critical condition rushed to Cuttack’s SCB Medical College and Hospital for urgent treatment, according to local news reports. Emergency workers remain at the scene following the accident, in which at least five passenger coaches were completely derailed.

Photos emerged on social media showing the extent of the damage, several of them also depicting passengers stranded on foot near the crash site.

Thursday morning was especially foggy in Cuttack, with a virtually impenetrable layer of mist severely reducing visibility along the railway, which is suspected to have contributed to the cause of the smash.

Despite the number of injured, however, nobody was killed in the crash, senior railroad officials told One India.

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