9 killed in China train accident

A Qilu Europe-Asia freight train is ready to leave at a platform in Yantai city in east China’s Shandong province on February 13, 2020. Photo: AFP. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

ANKARA, Jun 4, 2021, Anadolu Agency. At least nine people were killed in a train accident in China on Friday, according to state-run media, Anadolu Agency reported.

A train was on its route to Hangzhou in the eastern Zhejiang province when it hit railway construction workers in Jinchang city of the northwest Gansu province, Chinese daily Global Times said.

The train had left Urumqi, the capital of northwest Xinjiang province, and the accident occurred around 5:19 a.m. (2119 GMT) on Thursday.

While the rescue operation is underway, an investigation into the incident has been launched.

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