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At Least 10 Dead in California Train Accident

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At Least 10 Dead in California Train Accident

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At Least 10 Dead in California Train Accident

At Least 10 Dead in California Train Accident

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Investigators stand amid the wreckage of two commuter trains that collided in Glendale, Calif. on Jan. 26. Reuters hide caption

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The derailment of a train in a suburb north of Los Angeles before dawn leaves at least 10 people dead and nearly 200 injured. The accident was caused when a commuter train smashed into an SUV left on the tracks. The commuter train then derailed and sideswiped another train.

The incident occurred when a man, in an apparent aborted suicide attempt, parked his SUV on the tracks and jumped out just before the collision. The man has been charged with multiple counts of manslaughter.

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