A high-speed train in Guizhou province, southwest China The train derailed on the morning of June 4 because of a landslide, killing the driver and injuring many passengers.
The scene of the high-speed train accident in Guizhou, China on June 4
Xinhua News Agency screenshot
State media China reported that a high-speed train in the southwestern province of Guizhou derailed on the morning of June 4, killing the driver and injuring many passengers.
According to China Central Television (CCTV), train D2809 is on its way from Guiyang, Guizhou Province to Guangzhou, Province Guangdongderailed by hitting rocks from a landslide that occurred at 10:30 a.m.
Video released by many Chinese media shows that the train’s driver’s carriage was severely damaged and crushed due to the collision. However, the rest of the train remained largely intact.
A post on the official Weibo account of Southwest Railway said that a train attendant and seven passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries. They were taken to the hospital for treatment.
“The driver of the train has unfortunately passed away,” CCTV reported.
CCTV said all 136 passengers had been evacuated from the ship and “an investigation into the cause of the accident is underway”.
Follow Global Times, the rescue work on the spot is being actively underway. A post on the official Weibo account of the Guizhou fire department said the local fire brigade had sent 11 vehicles with 52 personnel to the scene to carry out rescue work.
In recent years, fatal accidents have been rare on the railway network of Chinathe largest high-speed transportation system world. However, 12 workers were killed in 2017 in an explosion while constructing a tunnel for high-speed rail in Guizhou. Before that, a high-speed train accident in Wenzhou city in Zhejiang province near Shanghai In 2011, about 40 people died.