Train falls into river in China after flood

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 19, 2010 12:56

BEIJING — At least two carriages of a passenger train fell into a river Thursday after floods knocked out a bridge in southwestern China, but there were no fatalities, state media reported.

The accident happened in Guanghan, a city about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu, when floods loosened piers on the Shitingjiang bridge, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

The website of the provincial propaganda department said no fatalities were reported by railway officials.

The train was traveling from Xi'an in northwestern Shaanxi province to Kunming in southwestern Yunnan province.


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