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Train carriages fall into river after floods destroy bridge in SW China

08-19-2010 17:08 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

CHENGDU, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- At least two carriages of a passenger train fell into water after floods destroyed a bridge in Guanghan, southwest China's Sichuan Province Thursday afternoon, local authorities said.

It was not immediately known how many passengers were inside the carriages.

No casualties have been reported so far, said a spokesman with the Chengdu Railway Bureau.

The accident happened at about 3:20 p.m. on the Shitingjiang Bridge section of the railway line linking Chengdu and Baoji, northwestern Shaanxi Province, when floods caused the bridge piers to collapse and the train deviated from its track.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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