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Three killed, sixty hurt in China train collision

Three killed, sixty hurt in China train collision

Two passenger trains collided in central China yesterday, killing at least three people and leaving 60 injured, a railway official said.
The pre-dawn crash occurred in Hunan province when a train going from the provincial capital Changsha to the southern city of Shenzhen collided with another train heading to Shenzhen from Tongren in Guizhou province, said the official. He refused to give his name, a common practice among Chinese authorities.
"The two trains hit each other on the side and cars from both trains derailed," he said, adding that the cause is under investigation.
The official Xinhua News Agency said the railway minister had traveled to the station at Chenzhou, where the crash occurred at 2:34 a.m. to oversee rescue operations.
Telephone calls to the Chenzhou station, the city's government offices and main hospital all rang unanswered.


Updated : 2021-04-17 08:25 GMT+08:00