US rail collision kills six

September 13th, 2008 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, Sep 13 (Xinhua) At least six people have been killed and dozens injured when a passenger train collided with a goods train here in the US state of California, officials said.The accident occurred at 4.00 p.m. Friday. Officials said many people might be still trapped in the wreckage.

There were 400 people onboard the passenger train when it collided with the goods train in the Chatsworth area, some 50 km northeast of downtown Los Angels.

Meanwhile, the authorities have launched a massive rescue and search operation.

Initial reports said around 23 people may have been injured.

No further details were immediately available.

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