At least 10 dead, 55 injured as passenger train derails in China

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Jiangxi (China), May 23 (ANI): At least 10 people were killed and 55 others injured, as a passenger train derailed after being hit by landslides in China's Jiangxi Province on Sunday.

Chinese Ministry of Railways said that the train was bound for the tourist city of Guilin in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region from Shanghai, and it derailed at around 2:10 a.m. in Dongxiang county, Fuzhou city in Jiangxi.

According to reports, the locomotive, plus eight of the 17 carriages of the train derailed and some even overturned in the mountainous area.

"Each of the train carriages has 118 seats. It is not yet immediately known how many passengers were on board," Xinhua news agency quoted a police officer from the Railway Bureau in Nanchang, as saying.

He further said that the bureau has called for all of its four legal medical experts to the accident site to help identify the dead. (ANI)

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