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Two trains collide near Rio, several dead

Two suburban trains collided in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro killing several people, say rescuers.

world Updated: Aug 31, 2007 06:22 IST
Reuters

Two suburban trains collided in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, and rescue services said several people were killed and others were hurt.

"There are several corpses and several people injured," a fire brigade spokesman said.

Firefighters said two of the dead were members of the train crew.

GloboNews television showed footage of the wreckage with at least one carriage lying on its side and rescue workers trying to take people out.

First Published: Aug 31, 2007 06:19 IST