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Trains collide in east India after blast on tracks, many deaths feared - Railway official
According to CNN-IBN, at least five people were killed and 35 others were injured after the Kurga Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe derailed. It said the 13 carriages and the engine derailed after the tracks were blown up.
At least 40 people have died in a rail crash in a Maoist area of India which was blamed on an act of sabotage.
A passenger train derailed in West Bengal's West Midnapore district because of a broken plate connecting the ends of two rails, a rail official said.
It then came into the path of another train coming in the opposite direction.
The area is known to be a stronghold of Maoist rebels.
Early reports spoke of an explosion derailing the passenger train.
The rebels have called for observance of a "black week" from Friday to Wednesday in the five states, including West Bengal, where they wield considerable influence.
But officials say it is too early to say if the Maoists are to blame.
The number of dead was expected to rise after the incident early on Friday. Nearly 150 passengers have been injured.