240 injured in Shanghai subway trains’ accident

September 27th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Shanghai, Sep 27 (IANS) Over 240 passengers were injured Tuesday when a subway train rear-ended another train here, authorities said.

Most of the injures were light, Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. said in a statement.

The accident occurred around 2.50 p.m. following a signal system failure at one station.

About 500 passengers had been evacuated from the trains, reported Xinhua.

Photos posted on weibo.com, China’s popular Twitter-like microblogging site, showed many passengers bleeding, with firefighters entering the train to rescue the injured.

Subway services at nine stations on the line had been halted.

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