Two killed as Chilean train on test run collides with cargo train

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Two people were killed and nine injured on Thursday when a train undergoing a test run by Chile’s state railway company (EFE) collided with a cargo train operated by private rail firm Fepasa, EFE said in a statement.

The accident occurred just after midnight in the San Bernardo area. EFE said the train collided with the eight-car Fepasa train, which was laden with 1,346 tons of copper.

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EFE said the injured test train crew were receiving medical treatment. Local law enforcement have launched an investigation, local media said.

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