Breaking News: Two Killed, Two Injured by CRH Train in Shenzhen

Coming out from Sina Weibo: This just in — four unauthorized pedestrians who made their way onto a railway bridge suffered a collision with a CRH train on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway. The exact location is around the Pinghu stretch in Shenzhen, Guangdong. One of the pedestrians, a 19-year-old from western China’s Gansu province, was hit so badly that he was literally torn into two by the force of the oncoming train.

This railway has been upgraded some time back to permit speeds of up to 200 km/h. Half of the railway is now frequently served by CRH accelerated trains (the other half is reserved for long-distance rail traffic and traffic to and from Hong Kong).

Riders are reminded to exercise extra caution if travelling by CRH trains on this railway for at least the next few weeks. In the meantime, the Weibo community also mentions that crashes are (unfortunately) not rare on this route. This article will be updated as needed.

This item was first posted in a constituent site which was later merged with Tracking China. It was posted before 2012 and may contain outdated content. If a specific date/timestamp was not found, the default used instead is at 12 noon Beijing time.

By David Feng

David Feng — founder and publisher, Tracking China, a Street Level China website.

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