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21 killed in freak Indian train smash

A freight train on the wrong track crashed into a stationary passenger engine killing at |least 21 people in India yesterday.

The death toll could rise as the debris of two damaged coaches was cleared, rail officials said.

The crash happened at the Bhaderwah station, 230 miles south of the Indian capital, New Delhi.

The freight train was on a wrong track and hit the passenger train head-on, a railway spokesman said.

At least 53 passengers were injured, 18 of them seriously.

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered an inquiry into the collision.

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