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March 7, 1988
China's railways minister, Ding Guangen, resigned, and the national airline director, Hu Yizhou, was disciplined because of air and rail accidents in January that killed more than 200 people. Investigators blamed poor engine maintenance for the crash of an Ilyushin turboprop airliner as it approached Chongqing, in southwest China, on Jan. 18, killing all 108 aboard. Negligence was blamed for a Jan. 24 train derailment in Yunnan province that killed 88.
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April 30, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
A crowded passenger train plowed into a train stopped in a station in central China on Tuesday, tossing 13 cars off the tracks, killing at least 58 people and injuring more than 90. The crash took place in Hunan province, about 840 miles south of Beijing, on the Beijing-Guangzhou line, one of China's most important north-south transport arteries. More than 1,100 police and medical personnel rushed to Rongjiawan Station, the official New China News Agency said.
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December 6, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 27 people have been killed and nine badly injured by trains on the new Beijing-Hong Kong railroad in the three months since it opened Sept. 1, the People's Daily in Shanghai reported. A total of 49 accidents occurred during that period in the eastern province of Jiangxi. The statistics cover only Jiangxi and do not include accidents in other areas along the route. The newspaper said most of the victims were people living along the route who were hit as they crossed the tracks.
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December 6, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 27 people have been killed and nine badly injured by trains on the new Beijing-Hong Kong railroad in the three months since it opened Sept. 1, the People's Daily in Shanghai reported. A total of 49 accidents occurred during that period in the eastern province of Jiangxi. The statistics cover only Jiangxi and do not include accidents in other areas along the route. The newspaper said most of the victims were people living along the route who were hit as they crossed the tracks.
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March 25, 1988 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
Two passenger trains collided Thursday on the outskirts of Shanghai, killing at least 28 people, including 26 Japanese students, and injuring more than 100. The accident occurred when the engineer of a southbound train ignored a signal, moved out of the suburban Shanghai station of Kuangxiang and crashed into a northbound train from Changsha, the official New China News Agency reported.
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January 25, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
An express train bound for Shanghai derailed Sunday in a remote, mountainous region of southern China, killing at least 90 people and seriously injuring 66 others, the New China News Agency said. It was China's sixth major transportation accident in a month and came just two days after the government issued emergency orders to upgrade safety nationwide, including on railways, the country's most widely used transportation.
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February 3, 1988 | From Reuters
A train plowed into a bus, killing 10 people and seriously injuring 11 after workers failed to lower a safety barrier at a railway crossing near Shuangashan in Heilongjiang province, the People's Daily reported Tuesday.
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July 12, 1993 | Reuters
A passenger train and a cargo train collided head-on in central China early Saturday, killing 20 people and injuring another 40, state radio said.
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April 30, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
A crowded passenger train plowed into a train stopped in a station in central China on Tuesday, tossing 13 cars off the tracks, killing at least 58 people and injuring more than 90. The crash took place in Hunan province, about 840 miles south of Beijing, on the Beijing-Guangzhou line, one of China's most important north-south transport arteries. More than 1,100 police and medical personnel rushed to Rongjiawan Station, the official New China News Agency said.
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August 19, 1991 | Associated Press
Fifteen people were killed Sunday when they jumped from a fire aboard a railway car into the path of an oncoming freight train in southern China, official reports said. Several dozen passengers panicked when the small fire broke out early Sunday in luggage on a Wuchang-Canton train as it traveled through a tunnel in China's Guangdong province, the local Yancheng Evening News said. Some pulled the train's emergency brake while others jumped from windows.
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July 12, 1993 | Reuters
A passenger train and a cargo train collided head-on in central China early Saturday, killing 20 people and injuring another 40, state radio said.
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August 19, 1991 | Associated Press
Fifteen people were killed Sunday when they jumped from a fire aboard a railway car into the path of an oncoming freight train in southern China, official reports said. Several dozen passengers panicked when the small fire broke out early Sunday in luggage on a Wuchang-Canton train as it traveled through a tunnel in China's Guangdong province, the local Yancheng Evening News said. Some pulled the train's emergency brake while others jumped from windows.
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December 25, 1988
China reported that a passenger train slammed into a bus filled with peasants in a northeastern province, killing at least 46 people. The train, bound for Beijing, collided with the bus at a crossing in Liaoning province, the New China News Agency reported. Two rail cars overturned in the crash, the news agency said. National television reported that 84 peasants heading home to Inner Mongolia were on the bus. The television report added that 67 people were injured.
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March 25, 1988 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
Two passenger trains collided Thursday on the outskirts of Shanghai, killing at least 28 people, including 26 Japanese students, and injuring more than 100. The accident occurred when the engineer of a southbound train ignored a signal, moved out of the suburban Shanghai station of Kuangxiang and crashed into a northbound train from Changsha, the official New China News Agency reported.
NEWS
March 7, 1988
China's railways minister, Ding Guangen, resigned, and the national airline director, Hu Yizhou, was disciplined because of air and rail accidents in January that killed more than 200 people. Investigators blamed poor engine maintenance for the crash of an Ilyushin turboprop airliner as it approached Chongqing, in southwest China, on Jan. 18, killing all 108 aboard. Negligence was blamed for a Jan. 24 train derailment in Yunnan province that killed 88.
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February 3, 1988 | From Reuters
A train plowed into a bus, killing 10 people and seriously injuring 11 after workers failed to lower a safety barrier at a railway crossing near Shuangashan in Heilongjiang province, the People's Daily reported Tuesday.
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December 25, 1988
China reported that a passenger train slammed into a bus filled with peasants in a northeastern province, killing at least 46 people. The train, bound for Beijing, collided with the bus at a crossing in Liaoning province, the New China News Agency reported. Two rail cars overturned in the crash, the news agency said. National television reported that 84 peasants heading home to Inner Mongolia were on the bus. The television report added that 67 people were injured.
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January 25, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
An express train bound for Shanghai derailed Sunday in a remote, mountainous region of southern China, killing at least 90 people and seriously injuring 66 others, the New China News Agency said. It was China's sixth major transportation accident in a month and came just two days after the government issued emergency orders to upgrade safety nationwide, including on railways, the country's most widely used transportation.
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