May 22nd, 2010
09:42 PM ET

Ten dead in China train derailment

At least 10 people were killed and at least 55 injured when landslides caused a train derailment in eastern China early Sunday, according to state-run media.

The locomotive and eight of the train's 17 cars derailed in a mountainous area in Jiangxi Province at around 2:10 a.m., the Xinhua news agency reported.

Soldiers were working to rescue passengers who were trapped in the train, Xinhua said. Rescuers had freed at least 20 passengers; four were in serious condition and were rushed to the hospital.

The train had left Shanghai en route to the tourist city of Guilin in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region when it was hit by landslides in Dongxiang County, Fuzhou City, an area recently deluged by heavy rains, Xinhua said.

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  1. Alfonz

    As somebody who has taken many trains in China, this is pretty unsettling. Of course, this story is blocked in China, so I guess most people here won't even know it happened.

    May 22, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • abc

      @Alfonz:how do you know that this story is blocked in China? If you really know, then you at least can read Chinese. So how about check this out:

      May 22, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • ck

      Alfonz is an idiot, he doesn't know anything about China... but glad to see him comment, it makes me smile seeing a stupid person trying to write something without even knowing what he is talking about...

      May 23, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. A Chinese netizen

    @Alfonz or whatever your real name is: did you just drag that thing out of thin air?

    Coz the news is everywhere on Chinese media.

    Liar liar, pants on fire

    May 22, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Gao

    Im reading this story on CNN from China, and its all over the CCTV and other Chinese news

    May 23, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. dryflyrod

    I am in Shen Zhen and it's on the news here as well.

    May 23, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |