At least 49 are killed when 2 trains collide
CALCUTTA — A speeding express train collided with a passenger train at a station in eastern India early today, killing at least 49 people, railway police said. The crash happened about 2 a.m. when the Uttarbanga Express slammed into the stationary Bananchal Express as it left the platform at Sainthia station, about 125 miles north of Calcutta. Rescuers recovered 49 bodies from the crash site, and about 100 other people were injured, said railway spokesman Samir Goswami. The cause of the crash was under investigation, he said.