Sunday, April 26, 2015   

Subway trains collide in Seoul
(05-02 15:53)

Two subway trains collided in Seoul on Friday, injuring scores of people but with no immediate report of any fatalities, the emergency services said.
"So far, we have a total of 78 injured, all of them lightly,'' a spokesman for the Seoul emergency services told AFP. One TV news channel put the number of injured at 170.
News of the accident broke as the country was still reeling from a ferry disaster on April 16 that left around 300 dead or missing -- most of them schoolchildren -- after the boat capsized and sank.
The tragedy triggered widespread public anger and a bout of national soul-searching as to whether the country had sacrificed safety standards in its rush for economic development.
The details of Friday's subway accident were not immediately clear, but it appeared that one train had stopped in, or close to, Sangwangsimni station in eastern Seoul when the second train ran into its back. --AFP
   
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