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Train cars fall into Sichuan river

08-20-2010 09:57 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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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)
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)

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