Reports said a truck fell from a cliff above and landed on the tracks, where a train emerging from a tunnel smashed into it.
Local media displayed videos from the scene showing flipped wagons with passengers trapped inside and surrounded by rubble.
Purnagiri Janshatabdi Express going from Delhi to Uttarakhand's Tanakpur rolled back for 35 kilometres and finally stopped at Khatima.
The accident occurred on Monday
Thirteen wagons of one of the trains and an engine jumped off the tracks following the collision.
Nine people died on the spot, while six others died in different hospitals.
In an attempt to board a running train, an elderly woman slips and comes under it.
The Quetta bound Akbar Express collided with a stationary freight train at the Walhar Railway Station in Sadiqabad Tehsil of the Punjab province.
Four out of the 12 derailed Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches had overturned.
All passengers trains on this route have been cancelled.
The Great Belt bridge in Denmark linking the islands of Zealand and Funen was shut after the incident and people were reportedly being evacuated.
Disaster management personnel along with those of the fire and emergency services department rescued the passengers, the officials said.
Navjot Kaur Sidhu was the chief guest at the Ravana effigy burning event where the incident took place and had said earlier that she came to know about the accident as soon as she left the site.
The probe report found that the spot of the accident was not visible till the train was within 250 meters of the crowd of revellers due to a S-curve on the route.
Demanding an enhanced compensation of Rs 1 crore and a government job to each victim family, Valtoha said the Congress government should not discriminate against the victims only because they were poor.
The probe will begin November 4, according to a notification issued by the Northern Railway.
The incident happened around 7.15 a.m., when they were trying to cross the railway track near Nangloi and were run over by the Bikaner-Delhi Express, railway official said.
Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar questioned how a "clean chit" was given to the loco-pilot of the train, which ran over nearly 60 people watching a Dussehra event in Amritsar
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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