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4 injured in train collision in India
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2011-11-23 14:58

Four persons were injured in a collision between a passenger train and a goods train in the eastern Indian state Orissa early Wednesday, reported the Press Trust of India.

This took place after seven people were killed in a fire which engulfed a passenger train Tuesday in the neighboring state of Jharkhand.

The Koraput-Howrah Samaleswari Express train and a goods train collided at the Jharsuguda railway station in Orissa due to " signal overshooting", as both trains started moving in the same direction though signal was given for one to depart the Jharsuguda station, said the report.

The two passenger trains involved in the two accidents both had Kolkata's Howrah station as either their terminal or destination.

Mishaps are common on the state-owned Indian railways, an immense network connecting every corner of the country. It operates 9,000 passenger trains and carries some 18 million passengers daily.

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