May 23rd, 2010
07:45 AM ET

More reported dead in China train derailment

The death toll from a train derailment in eastern China has risen to 19, state media said Sunday.

An additional 71 people were wounded - 11 of them seriously - when landslides caused the locomotive and eight of the train's 17 cars to go off tracks in a mountainous area in Jiangxi Province early Sunday morning, the Xinhua news agency reported.Soldiers were working to rescue passengers who were trapped in the train, Xinhua said.

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, Xinhua said.

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