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2 train crashes in China kill 2, injure dozens

2 train crashes in China kill 2 people, injure dozens, reports say

2 train crashes in China kill 2, injure dozens

BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese state media say one person died and 52 were injured when two trains collided on a line that runs to Tibet.

The crash at the East Golmud Railway Station in Qinghai province on Wednesday evening marked a rare mishap on the famed railroad to the remote Himalayan region.

An announcement Thursday on the website of Golmud's propaganda department said an empty passenger train ended up on the wrong track and collided with a train arriving from Xining, the provincial capital.

Broadcaster CCTV said one person died and 52 were injured. Calls to local authorities and the Qinghai-Tibet Railway Company rang unanswered.

In northeastern China, a passenger train collided with a coal-loaded truck early Thursday, killing one and injuring 10, the official Xinhua News Agency said.