40 hurt in morning subway accident in South Korea
Published on Nov 22, 2012 1:38 PM
SEOUL (AFP) - More than 40 people were injured, some of them seriously, when a subway train rammed into the back of another on Thursday in South Korea's southern port city of Busan.
The first train, packed with morning commuters, had come to a halt in a tunnel after developing engine trouble, YTN TV reported.
A second following train had discharged its passengers at a station and was then sent to help shunt the stranded train to safety, but instead slammed into its back at speed as it rounded a corner.
The force of the impact derailed the stalled train whose passengers were violently pitched forward, resulting in numerous injuries, including bone fractures, the report said.