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Train crash death toll rises to 50

The death toll from a train accident in Argentina has risen to 50, with three children among those killed.

Buenos Aires officials said that the bodies of seven men and five women remain unidentified in the city morgue.

The commuter train crash at a downtown station on Wednesday also left nearly 500 people hospitalised, sending families on desperate searches around the Argentine capital to find their loved ones.

The cause of Argentina's deadliest train accident in decades is under investigation, but many are blaming outdated and poorly maintained equipment.

The government has declared two days of official mourning, with flags flying at half-staff.

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