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Many hurt in Mexico train crash

Rescue workers bring out a casualty
About 170 people were rescued from the carriages of the two trains

Two commuter trains have collided on the outskirts of Mexico City, injuring at least 70 people, officials say.

The accident occurred at San Rafael station, Elias Miguel, the head of Mexico City's emergency management secretariat, told Efe news agency.

One train apparently ran into another on the recently inaugurated railway line on Saturday around 2220 (0320 GMT on Sunday), reports said.

About 170 people were rescued from carriages of the two trains.

Reports varied as to the number of people injured, and those affected were taken to several local hospitals for treatment.

Television footage showed crumpled carriages still on the tracks early on Sunday morning.


Paramedics help the injured into waiting ambulances

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