1 dead, 8 injured as bullet train derails in Guizhou

BEIJING – A train driver died and eight others were injured when a bullet train derailed at around 10:30 am on Saturday in Rongjiang county, southwest China's Guizhou province, according to China State Railway Group Co, Ltd. 

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Two carriages of the train D2809 from Guiyang to Guangzhou came off the tracks that were hit by mud and rockslide as the train was about to arrive at the Rongjiang station, the company said.

Those injured included one train attendant and seven passengers. They have been sent to a local hospital for treatment. A total of 136 other passengers have been evacuated, the company said.   

The investigation of the accident is under way.  

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