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WORLD : 2 Killed in 2nd British Rail Crash

<i> From Times staff and wire service reports </i>

Two people were killed and 44 injured today when two trains collided head-on in Britain’s second fatal rail crash in three days, police said.

Witnesses said the suburban trains smashed into each other as one emerged from a tunnel near Glasgow’s Bellgrove Station. The line, in a densely built-up area, was screened by a steep slope which hindered rescue work. Firemen cut through the wreckage of shattered cars to reach trapped passengers. One of the dead was a train engineer, the fire department said. There were 70 people aboard the trains.


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