54 injured in Kazakhstan train crash

July 29, 2013 at 7:52 AM
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ALMATY, Kazakhstan, July 29 (UPI) -- A locomotive slammed into a passenger train in Almaty, Kazakhstan, causing mostly minor injuries to 54 people, the Transportation Prosecutor's Office said.

Four of the victims were hospitalized, a prosecutor's statement said.

The locomotive was pulling an empty passenger train around the station in Almaty -- the largest city in Kazakhstan -- when it slammed into the train full of people on track 4 of station Alma-Ata-2 Sunday, RIA Novosti reported.

"Four people, including one passenger, were hospitalized with various injuries. About 50 other people received minor injuries and declined to be hospitalized," the prosecutor's statement said.

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