The Straits Times
Published on Jan 08, 2013

China train derails in test run, one dead: State media


BEIJING (AFP) - A subway train derailed on Tuesday in a test run on a new line in southwestern China, killing one driver and injuring another, state media reported.

The first carriage of the train ran off the tracks in the city of Kunming in Yunnan province at 9:09 am, the China News Service said. There were no passengers on board.

One driver was struck by falling heating equipment in the driver's cabin and died, while another was slightly injured and taken to hospital, the report said, citing the subway's operator, state-owned Kunming Rail Transit.

The city government was investigating the cause of the accident, it added.