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Horrifying train crash

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Dodoma, Tanzania

More than 200 people died and at least 800 were injured in a massive double train crash in Tanzania this week. A passenger train was traveling up a hill when it lost power and began to hurtle backwards, crashing at high speed into a train behind it. Witnesses said the conductor and several passengers jumped off the train before the impact, but hundreds of people were trapped inside. Both trains were crushed like accordions. Prime Minister Frederick Sumaye declared two days of mourning, and the bodies were laid out in a nearby sports stadium for identification.

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