Toddler rescued 21 hours after deadly train derailment

Updated: 2011-07-24 20:08


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HANGZHOU - A toddler was rescued about 21 hours after a deadly high-speed train crash in East China's Zhejiang Province, according to local firefighters.

The boy was found unconscious around 5:15 pm Sunday when rescuers were clearing a badly damaged carriage, said a local firefighter who did not give his name.

"When we found him, he could still move his hands," said the firefighter, adding that cleanup efforts around the bridge where the accident took place have nearly been completed.

The boy was rushed to the No. 118 Hospital of the Chinese People's Liberation Army in the city of Wenzhou, he said.

The accident occurred at 8:38 pm Saturday near Wenzhou. High-speed train D301 rear-ended bullet train D3115, which allegedly lost power after being hit by lightning.

Four of the D301's coaches fell off of the bridge, while two of the D3115's coaches were derailed without falling off the bridge.

A total of 35 people were killed and 211 others were injured.