At least one dead, 127 injured as landslide derails train in Hunan, China


At least one person died while 127 others were injured after a passenger train derailed in Hunan Province, China, on Monday, March 30, 2020. The accident occurred due to a landslide triggered by continuous heavy rains.

The tragedy took place in Chenzhou City at 03:40 UTC (11:40 LT), when the train was running from the city of Jinan in east China's Shandong Province to Guangzhou in Guangdong Province, according to China Railway Guangzhou Group.

The train went off the tracks after hitting debris from a landslide caused by persistent heavy rains in the area. According to a statement, one car caught fire while five derailed.

Local reports said at least one person was killed, while 127 were injured– four of which were severely wounded.

Since last week, parts of southern, eastern, and central China have been drenched by steady downpours.


Image credit: China Fire and Rescue Team


Image credit: China Fire and Rescue Team


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