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Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Train Accident in China Kills Dozens
At least 70 people were killed and 420 injured when two passenger trains collided in the Chinese province of Shandong early Monday morning. One train traveling from Beijing to Qingdao derailed and crashed into a train traveling from Yantai to Xuzhou.
The accident occurred at a quarter to 5:00 am local time while many of the passengers were still sleeping. However, there were some who were standing and waiting to get off at the station when the train derailed. One passenger described it as feeling as if they were on a rollercoaster. The train jumped the tracks, toppled onto its side and hit the other train.
Chinese officials believe the accident is a result of human error.
While this accident happened in China where many more people use the train than in the U.S., these things can happen here, too. People take public transportation for work or travel and expect to arrive safely. You shouldn't have to worry about injury or death.
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posted by Neil at 7:26 AM
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