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9 killed in China train accident

Train hits railway construction workers in northwestern Gansu province

Riyaz Ul Khaliq   | 04.06.2021
9 killed in China train accident FILE PHOTO


At least nine people were killed in a train accident in China on Friday, according to state-run media.

A train was on its route to Hangzhou in the eastern Zhejiang province when it hit railway construction workers in Jinchang city of the northwest Gansu province, Chinese daily Global Times said.

The train had left Urumqi, the capital of northwest Xinjiang province, and the accident occurred around 5:19 a.m. (2119 GMT) on Thursday.

While the rescue operation is underway, an investigation into the incident has been launched.

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