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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A speeding passenger train rammed into another waiting near a northern Indian station early on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and trapping several others inside mangled compartments, officials said.
Some TV stations, citing police, said up to 20 people could have been killed in the accident.
The impact of the collision left a couple of compartments of the trains mangled, and rescue workers had to use gas-cutting machines to tear through to reach passengers trapped inside.
Local police officer Raj Narayan Shukla told Reuters they had pulled out 10 bodies and that the toll could go up once they managed to cut through into all affected compartments.
"There are some who have been seriously injured," Shukla said.
The accident occurred when a speeding Goa Sampark Kranti Express rammed into the Mewar Express waiting near the Mathura city station. Both trains were headed to New Delhi.
It was not immediately clear how the two trains came on to the same tracks.