Korean train derails, killing engineer

Rescue workers at the site where a train derailed in Yeosu, South Korea, yesterday. The overnight train, which left Seoul late on Thursday, derailed at 3.40am, killing an engineer and injuring eight others, railway operator Korail said. The accident
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Rescue workers at the site where a train derailed in Yeosu, South Korea, yesterday. The overnight train, which left Seoul late on Thursday, derailed at 3.40am, killing an engineer and injuring eight others, railway operator Korail said. The accident happened on a section of track undergoing maintenance. The train's second engineer was seriously hurt and remains hospitalised, while seven passengers suffered minor injuries.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 23, 2016, with the headline 'Korean train derails, killing engineer'. Print Edition | Subscribe