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China’s high-speed train derails because of mud after rain

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High-speed train derailed due to landslides in Guizhou province on the morning of 4-6 – Photo: CCTV

According to China Central Television (CCTV), the aforementioned high-speed train derailed while on its way to Guangdong province.

Videos shared by Chinese media show the bullet train suffering some damage. Several passengers and children were screaming inside the train after the incident.

The driver of the train was killed and at least seven others were injured in the accident. The remaining 136 passengers were safely evacuated. The incident is under investigation.

Follow Global Timesthe train derailed at the tunnel entrance of Rongjiang Station in Guizhou due to landslides hitting the tracks at around 10:30 a.m. on 4-6.

A local official said that at the site of the accident, there had never been a landslide before. However, this time, the mud from above the tunnel poured down due to the rain and “submerged” the track within 2-3 minutes.

The scene of the high-speed train derailed in Guizhou, China – Video: Xinhua News Agency

Due to the impact of the accident, all high-speed trains from Guiyang North Station (Guizhou Province) to Guangdong Province have been suspended, and high-speed trains from Guangzhou City (Guangdong Province) to Guizhou Province have been suspended. Duong are all postponed at the stops.

China has the largest high-speed train system in the world. In recent years, the number of fatal accidents in China’s railway industry has been rare.

In 2017, an explosion at a railway tunnel under construction in Guizhou province killed 12 workers. A high-speed train accident happened in the city of Wenzhou (near Shanghai) in 2011, killing about 40 people.

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