Driver dead, 8 injured after passenger train derailment in China

A high-speed passenger train derails, leaving the driver dead and 8 injured in China, according to state broadcaster CCTV.

As the Guangzhou-bound train was about to enter a tunnel in Guizhou province, it rammed debris deposited on the tracks by a landslide, derailing two carriages and killing the driver, reported CCTV.

Of the eight injured, seven were passengers and one was a train staff member. All other 136 passengers were safe.

The Derailed Train is a Class D train service that travels at a slower speed than the nation’s fastest Class G high-speed trains.

Saturday morning’s crash happened over a long weekend that typically sees higher passenger flows as people take advantage of public holidays to travel between cities.

China’s railway network, with a route length of around 150,000 km, is the second largest in the world.

Sabah’s daily newsletter

Keep up to date with what is happening in Turkey, in its region and in the world.

You can unsubscribe anytime. By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Jose P. Rogers