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AT LEAST 20 DIE IN COLLISION BETWEEN 2 TRAINS IN RUSSIA

A passenger train and a freight train collided and caught fire Tuesday, killing both drivers and at least 18 passengers, a news agency reported.

Fifteen people were taken to the hospital, six in serious condition, ITAR-Tass said.Three passenger cars were destroyed by fire following the collision in the Tver region 95 miles west of Moscow, ITAR-Tass said, quoting the Russian Interior Ministry.

The passenger train was traveling from Moscow to the Latvian capital, Riga, when the accident occurred at 5:20 a.m., near the settlement of Podsosenka.