High-speed bullet train hit by landslide in China, driver killed, 7 passengers injured after coaches derail

High-speed bullet train hit by landslide in China, driver killed, 7 passengers injured after coaches derail
Beijing : A high-speed train derailed on Saturday in southwest China’s Guizhou province due to a landslide. The train driver died in the accident, while at least seven passengers were injured. According to the news of the state-run China Daily, two coaches of bullet train D2809 going from China’s southwestern Guiyang province to the southern province of Guangzhou derailed due to a sudden landslide at Rongjiang station.

Driver killed, seven passengers injured
The train driver died in this accident. According to the ‘Global Times’ news, ‘Two coaches of bullet train D2809 from Guiyang to Guangzhou derailed at a station in Guizhou due to landslide at 10.30 am on Saturday. The driver of the train died in the accident, while seven passengers sustained injuries. According to reports, the seventh and eighth coaches of the bullet train derailed at the entrance of Yuezhai Tunnel.
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The investigation into the cause of the accident continues
All the injured passengers were taken to a local hospital and another 136 passengers were shifted to a safe place. Rescue work is going on at the spot and the cause of the accident is being investigated. The news said that Rongjiang station is located in Guizhou’s Rongjiang County and is a class III station managed by the Chengdu Bureau of Chinese Railways. Its construction started in December 2013 and on 26 December 2014, rail operations officially started from here.

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