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Subway derails in SW China, causing 1 dead

By WANG XIAODONG in Beijing and GUO ANFEI in Kunming ( Updated: 2013-01-08 19:45

A subway train driver has been killed and another injured in Kunming, Yunnan province, on Tuesday after a heater in their cab fell during a test run of their carriage, according to officials from the operator, Kunming Rail Transit Co.

The train was carrying no passengers at the time, and an investigation has been launched into the incident.

Subway derails in SW China, causing 1 dead

A broken metro train is seen on the rail in Kunming, capital of Southwest China's Yunnan province, Jan 8, 2013. One driver was killed and another injured during a test run of a metro line Tuesday in Kunming. A spokesman with the municipal government said that part of the test train on the metro line derailed, causing the vehicle's heating device to fall and hit the drivers in the driver cabin.[Photo/Xinhua]

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