Railway accident in China leaves 6 dead

At least six persons have been killed when they were hit by a freight train while working at a railway station in central China's Henan province.

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Beijing, Dec 11: At least six persons have been killed when they were hit by a freight train while working at a railway station in central China's Henan province.

The train hit the workers at Anyang Railway Station on the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway yesterday, said Zhengzhou Railway Bureau.

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Two of the victims were employees of the railway bureau while the other four were migrant workers, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.

An investigation into the accident is underway. This is the second train accident this year. According to the State Administration of Work Safety regulator, three people were killed in a rail accident in May this year.

The last big railway accident took place Wenzhou in 2011 when 40 people were killed 191 injured in high-speed train crash. China has gone for extensive modernisation of its railways in the last ten years laying over 20,000 kms of high-speed train network connecting most of the cities and plans are afoot to add another 10,000 kms by 2020.

China is also aggressively marketing its high-speed train technology including in India where it has undertaken feasibility study for New Delhi-Chennai corridor.

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