BEIJING — Two subway trains collided in heavy snow in Beijing, sending 515 individuals to the hospital, together with 102 with damaged bones, authorities stated Friday.
The accident occurred Thursday night in Beijing’s mountainous west on an above-ground portion of the sprawling subway system’s Changping line.
Slippery tracks prompted automated braking on the main prepare. A prepare following from behind was on a descending part and went right into a skid and was unable to brake in time, town transport authority stated in an announcement Friday on its social media account.
Emergency medical personnel, police and transport authorities responded, and all passengers have been evacuated by about 11 p.m., it stated. Twenty-five passengers have been below commentary and 67 remained hospitalized on Friday morning, the authority stated.
Unusually heavy snow that started falling on Wednesday has prompted the suspension of some prepare operations and faculty closures.
Alerts stay in place for icy roads, excessive chilly and additional snowfall. Temperatures have been as a result of fall to minus 11 C (12 F) in a single day. No fatalities have been reported from the winter storms which have struck a large swath of northern China. Beijing’s winters are typically bitterly chilly, however heavy snowfall is uncommon.