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Six killed as train derails, hits house in China

AFP  |  Beijing 

Rescuers have recovered the bodies of six people in central after a cargo train carrying hurtled off the tracks and crushed a house, local authorities said on Friday.

At around 10:00 pm on Wednesday the 25-car train derailed from an escape siding and overturned, hitting a house in Gongyi, province.

Search and rescue operations concluded early Friday morning after the bodies of four crew members and two villagers were found.

Rescue efforts were difficult as the and the first 14 wagons overturned and lay on top of each other, and were heaped together with a large quantity of ore, the said.

The train is owned by Chalco, China's largest state-owned producer. Each car held 60 tonnes of aluminium ore, authorities said. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 15:10 IST