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11 killed in train derailment in China

world Updated: Aug 14, 2010 08:49 IST

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At least eleven people were killed and three others injured when a train got derailed near a railway construction site in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

A spokesperson with the railway department of Hohhot, the regional capital, confirmed the death toll and revised number of the injured to three, while earlier report said was one.

The accident happened yesterday when a train carrying stones, which were used to pave the railroad, derailed at the construction site.

The new 85-km line is to link Inner Mongolia's Baotou to Mandalt, a border town near neighbouring Mongolia.

The three injured people have been hospitalised, Xinhua reported.