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Dozens injured after train derails in India

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    April 16, 2014: An Assam police officer, left, takes a photograph on his mobile of a train that derailed near Jagiroad Railway Station, about 56 miles east of Gauhati, India. (AP)

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    A security officer patrols past a train that derailed near Jagiroad Railway Station, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. According to a Northeast Frontier Railway officer, dozens of people were injured when the train jumped the tracks and derailed early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) (The Associated Press)

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    Locals and others gather around a train that derailed near Jagiroad Railway Station, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. According to a Northeast Frontier Railway officer, dozens of people were injured when the train jumped the tracks and derailed early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) (The Associated Press)

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    Indian policemen stand by a train that derailed near Jagiroad Railway Station, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. According to a Northeast Frontier Railway officer, dozens of people were injured when the train jumped the tracks and derailed early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) (The Associated Press)

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    Locals and others look at a train that derailed near Jagiroad Railway Station, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. According to a Northeast Frontier Railway officer, dozens of people were injured when the train jumped the tracks and derailed early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) (The Associated Press)

A passenger train derailed in northeastern India early Wednesday, injuring dozens of passengers.

The engine and nine of the train's 13 coaches jumped the track near the Jagiroad station, about 85 miles east of Gauhati, the capital of Assam state, state-owned Indian Railways said in a statement.

The cause of the derailment was not immediately known.

Six of the injured passengers were hospitalized, while 36 others suffered minor injuries and were allowed to go home after receiving medical attention, the statement said, adding that 170 passengers escaped unharmed.

Following the derailment, several trains in the region were canceled, with about 330 feet of track damaged, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

Railway accidents are common in India, which has one of the world's largest train networks and serves 20 million passengers a day.