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Three die as two train engines ram into each other in Pune

Tue, 01 Jan 2008 ANI

Pune, July 7 (ANI): Three people died and two sustained injuries when two train engines collided head on in Pune on Monday.


"Fire Brigade was informed at 8.30 in the morning about the accident. We found that the two engines were badly collided with each other. We also found a few bodies trapped in between the trains," said Pradeep Ranapise, fire brigade official.


The collision took place in the early hours at the Ghorpadi yard, killing three railway personnel, including a driver and a guard, on the spot.


One engine ran over the other.


Rescuers have recovered all the bodies and the injured have been hospitalized.


The cause of the accident in not known. Railway authorities have begun investigations.


India has one of the largest railway networks in the world.


Experts say that slow modernization of the Indian railways is one of the main reasons of the train accidents in the country. (ANI)


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