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  • People help carry a patient out of a hospital after it caught fire in Kolkata, India, Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. The fire swept through the hospital early Friday, sending emergency workers scrambling to evacuate patients and medical staff from the smoke-filled building, officials said. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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  • A rescue worker walks past the tangled trains following an accident at Sainthia station, about 125 miles north of Kolkata, India, on Monday, July 19, 2010. A speeding express train collided with a passenger train at the station in eastern India early Monday, mangling the carriages and killing 61 people, railway police said. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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    61 killed in India rail accident

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  • Relatives of train-crash victims grieve outside a hospital in West Bengal state, India, on Monday. The crash was so powerful, it sent the roof of one train car flying onto an overpass.

    61 die in Indian train crash

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