At least three people were killed, 10 more injured in east
China's Jiangxi Province when a passenger train derailed after being hit by landslides at Sunday dawn, authorities said.
The train, bound for the tourist city of Guilin in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region from Shanghai, derailed at around 2:10 a.m. in Dongxiang county, Fuzhou city, said the Ministry of Railways in a press release.
Xinhua reporters who rushed to the scene saw the locomotive, plus nine of the 17 carriages of the train, coded K859, derailed and some even overturned in the mountainous area of Jiangxi.
Soldiers were rescuing those who remain trapped inside the train. More than a dozen ambulances were parked along the tracks.
Rescuers told Xinhua at least 20 injured passengers were saved. Four in serious conditions were rushed to hospital.
It is not yet immediately known how many passengers were on board.
Most parts of Jiangxi, along with neighboring provinces, were drenched by heavy rains in the past few days.