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262 hurt, some seriously, when 2 trains collide on Metro Line 10

A total of 262 passengers were reportedly injured when two Metro trains collided in downtown Shanghai this afternoon.

The rear-end collision happened around 2:50pm on Metro Line 10 between Laoximen Station and Yuyuan Garden Station.

At least 20 people were seriously wounded when they were thrown to the ground with the impact of the collision. They were sent to five nearby hospitals for fractures and contusions.

Police rushed the injured to hospitals and evacuated other passengers from the tunnel. No death was reported so far. Passengers with light injuries walked out of the station and about 100 of them left their contact numbers to the Metro station.

Operation between the Hongqiao Road Station and Tiantong Road Station was suspended immediately and has not been restored yet. Transfer from Metro Line 10 to other lines has also halted.

Prior to the accident, Metro Line 10 trains were ordered to run at low speeds between Jiao Tong University Station and Nanjing Road E Station due to a signal breakdown.

The train in the front had stopped for a while and was continuing its journey when it was hit from behind. The two trains were traveling at about 10 kilometer per hour when the accident happened.


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