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Train collision kills 43 in China

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BEIJING (AP) -- State media says a pre-dawn passenger train collision in eastern China killed at least 43 people and injured 247.

Xinhua News Agency says Monday's crash happened about 4:40 a.m. in the city of Zibo in Shandong province.

It quoted witnesses as saying a passenger train from Beijing to coastal Qingdao city derailed and hit another train.