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Two carriages from a passenger train have fallen into a river, after floods destroyed a bridge in southwest China's Sichuan Province. Fortunately, all of the passengers were able to escape safely.
Thursday afternoon's accident happened on the Shi-ting-jiang Bridge, near the town of Guang-han, along the railway line linking Chengdu and Baoji, in northwestern Shaanxi Province. The train was traveling along when it began shaking, and then stopped moving.
Part of the crossing collapsed, leaving two carriages dangling over the river. More than 13-hundred passengers were immediately evacuated, before both carriages fell into the river. The train was traveling from Xi'an, capital of northwestern Shaanxi Province, to Kunming, capital of southwestern Yunnan Province.
|Two carriages of a passenger train fall into a river after floods destroyed the |
Shitingjiang Bridge on the Baocheng Railway in Xiaohan Town, Guanghan City of
southwest China's Sichuan Province, Aug. 19, 2010. The train was traveling from
Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, to Kunming, capital of
southwest China's Yunnan Province. No casualties were caused and no people were
missing as all the passengers were evacuated from the train before the carriages
plunged into the river. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)