68 killed, 100 hurt in China accidents

At least 68 people were killed and over 100 injured on Sunday in a train accident, two major road mishaps and a forest fire in China.
Nineteen passengers were killed and 71 others were injured when a passenger train from Shanghai to Guilin in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonom-ous Region d

erailed after ramming into landslides in Jiangxi province. The condition of the 11 injured passengers was stated to be serious, Xinhua reported.
The engine along with eight of the 17 carriages of the train derailed and some even overturned in the mountainous area. Meanwhile, 32 people were killed after a bus and truck collided on an expressway in Fuxin City, northeast China’s Liaoning Province.
Three people on the truck and 28 passengers on the bus were killed on the spot. One of the 22 injured died in hospital. Another 12 people were killed in forest fire in in south-western China after they volunteered to douse it. The victims were the villagers from Yunnan province who joined to help the authorities to fight a fire that broke out on Saturday afternoon. In yet another accident, five people were killed after a bus rammed into the roadside barrier and veered off an expressway in southwest China’s Chongq-ing Municipality. —PTI

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