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Train Wreck Kills One, Injures 70

Hillary Jackson |
November 5, 2014 | 3:48 p.m. PST

Web Producer

(Yahoo News/Twitter)
(Yahoo News/Twitter)

A passenger train derailed in Algiers Wednesday, killing a 55-year-old woman and injuring 70 others, officials said.

The train heading to Thenia, a suburb of Algiers, veered off track at 8:10 a.m., approximately 150 meters from Hussein-Dey train station, according to the Algeria Press Service. 

Those injured were taken to area hospitals, Lieutenant Sofiane Bakhti said.

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Railway officials have yet to determine the cause of the accident. Two of the black boxes have been recovered from the train. Officials are trying to find the third.

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