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1 dies, 40 injured when train derails in Poland
Train derails in Poland, killing 1 passenger and injuring about 40
By The Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) ' A train packed with passengers derailed in central Poland on Friday as it was traveling from Warsaw to Katowice, killing one passenger and injuring about 40 others.

Authorities initially said that four people died, but Adam Kolasa, a police commander, later said one person had died. There was no immediate explanation for the discrepancy.

The train derailed in the village of Baby, near the central city of Piotrkow Trybunalski, with the engine and three of the train's carriages going off the tracks, police spokeswoman Ewa Drozdz said.

A passenger, Marcin Chlebowski, told TVN24 television that the train started to slow suddenly and that he then felt a jolt.

It wasn't clear what caused the accident.

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