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At least 16 people have been killed in central India when they were run over by a speeding train after getting off another train on a parallel line, authorities said.
About a dozen people were also injured in the accident on the outskirts of Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh state, said Anil Jain, spokesman of the state-run railway.
"It was horrifying. It happened within seconds and they were all mowed down even before we could realise what was happening," said a hawker, who witnessed the incident.
Mr Jain said the victims had got off a local shuttle train after it stopped at Sukhi Sevania village to give way to an express train.
"These people were loitering on the track and did not see the speeding train coming," Mr Jain said.
India has one of the world's largest railway networks but a poor safety record.
Around 14,000 trains run daily, carrying more than 13 million passengers, and there are about 300 accidents on the system every year.
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