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Handset battery explodes on Line 8 train

A cellphone battery exploded on a Metro Line 8 train as it pulled into Anshan Xincun Station at 8:40am this morning, startling passengers in the carriage but causing no injuries or delays.

According to a witness, passengers on the train reported a pungent smell in the carriage. They soon learned someone’s HTC phone battery had exploded.

Also this morning, an unidentified object fell on a section of track between Shanghai Railway Station and Hailun Road Station on Line 4, leading to a delay of about 20 minutes.

The incident occurred at 8:20am. Metro workers removed the object, which the operator did not identify.


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