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Train derails in northern China, killing 11

An official in northern China said a train derailment at a railway construction site Friday killed 11 people and injured at least one.
A man surnamed Zhang with the government of Inner Mongolia's Baotou city said the train that derailed Friday morning was carrying stones used in the construction of a rail line linking Baotou to Mandalt, a border town near neighboring Mongolia.
Zhang said Saturday that the cause of the accident was still under investigation.
Workplace accidents are common in China, with thousands dying every year in part because of lax enforcement of safety rules and poor worker training.
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