WORLD At least 14 injured after high-speed train derailed in S. Korea

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At least 14 injured after high-speed train derailed in S. Korea

By Wang Zi | People's Daily app

17:48, December 08, 2018

A high-speed train carrying 198 people derailed in South Korea after 5 minutes of departure, causing at least 14 injuries, according to Yohnap.

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The photo shows a KTX train that derailed in Gangneung, 237 kilometers east of Seoul, on Dec. 8, 2018. (Photo: VCG)

The high-speed rail 806 KTX was scheduled to leave Gangneung station at 7:30 am and arrive at Seoul station at 9:30 am, the report said. Four of the 10 cars rushed out of the track when the accident occurred. 

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Workers inspect a KTX train that derailed in Gangneung, 237 kilometers east of Seoul, on Dec. 8, 2018. (Photo: VCG)

An official from the Korea Railroad Corp. (KORAIL) said the extremely cold weather apparently affected the rail.

An official from the Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport told local media that no final conclusion had been made on the cause of the derailment, and investigation is still going on.

(With input from Xinhua)

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The photo shows a KTX train that derailed in Gangneung, 237 kilometers east of Seoul, on Dec. 8, 2018. (Photo: VCG)

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