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69 hurt when trains collide in Brazil

06 January 2015, 07:57

Rio de Janeiro - At least 69 people were injured late on Monday when two commuter trains collided in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state, authorities said.

The accident occurred around 20:20 (22:20 GMT) when one of the trains, which had stopped at a station, was rammed from behind by another on the same track, said Rio state Transportation chief Carlos Osorio.

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The accident took place in the town of Mesquita, outside Rio de Janeiro, and there were no reports that the injuries were serious, O Globo network said.

The injured were treated on the scene or taken to the hospital. Initial reports had stated that 40 people were wounded.


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