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At least 16 die in train plunge after crash

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 24 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 24 July, 2011, 12:00am

At least 16 people were killed yesterday when a high-speed train ran into another in Zhejiang province in the worst accident to date on China's high-speed railway network.

Six carriages plunged off a bridge. As well as those killed, at least 89 people were injured. The crash happened between Taizhou and Wenzhou at 8.34pm.

Citing Shanghai railway bureau sources, China National Radio said a train travelling from the provincial capital Hangzhou to Fuzhou ran into the other train, which had been brought to a halt by a lightning strike.

Two coaches of the train from Hangzhou and four coaches of the stalled train were derailed.

Photos posted by internet users on the Shanghai Times Sino microblog showed some of the derailed coaches resting upside down and badly damaged.

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