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Two train cars plunged into a river in Southwest China's Sichuan Province earlier this week. 13-hundred passengers were transferred to safety, Luckily, no one was killed. One of the passengers aboard the train used his mobile, to capture the harrowing moments.

A passenger said, "I heard a big sound first, and then there were several sounds. I could feel the train was falling. Many people were crying at the moment."

After a sudden stop, the train rushed 300 meters ahead. The car was breaking into pieces. Two other cars were suspended above a river. Mr. Cheng was in one of those cars, when he began using his mobile phone to record the moment.

"Don't move, sit down."

"I am on a derailed train."

"Passengers at the back, don't move."

Two train cars plunged into a river in Southwest China's Sichuan Province earlier this week. 13-hundred passengers were transferred to safety, Luckily, no one was killed.
Two train cars plunged into a river in Southwest China's Sichuan Province 
earlier this week. 13-hundred passengers were transferred to safety, Luckily, 
no one was killed.

A train staff said, "First, I asked the train staff to move the passengers in the common carriages to the sleeping carriages and to the head of the train. I repeated that several times."

A police chief said, "The police did the rescue work in two ways, one was to evacuate, and the other was to save people. When we walked to the derailed car, the door didn't open. I asked railway engineers to help. More than ten staff members in our station broke several windows to save people."

Wang Baoning, train staff, said, "Moments after the evacuation, passengers left one of the cars. Within two minutes, one car dropped into the river, within 10 minutes, another one fell in."

"Anyone there"

"A second car has plunged into the water."

Thanks to the efforts of the staff that did not panic in the situation, no one died in the accident. Quick action from the rescue team, and the passengers also helped get everyone out alive.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source:

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