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Two trains collide in China; 24 injured

August 24, 2012 08:27 IST

At least 24 people were injured when two passenger trains collided at a railway station in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, local authorities have said.

The accident took place on Thursday evening at Jiamusi railway station when most of the passengers were ready to get off the train and fell under the impact of collision, the officials told state-run Xinhua news agency.

Most of the victims suffered slight injuries and were allowed to go home after treatment, they said, adding that five people were still under medical observation.

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