Police identify seven more fatalities from China train crash

14:16, July 27, 2011      

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Police on Wednesday morning identified seven more fatalities from the deadly high-speed train collision in east Zhejiang Province.

Of the seven victims, four were from Fujian, one from Zhejiang, one from Hunan and one from Beijing, according to police in the city of Wenzhou, where the accident happened.

On Tuesday, police disclosed the first list of 28 fatalities from the accident, including two foreigners.

Liguori Assunta, a female Italian national, and Cao Erxing, a Chinese American, were among the dead, police said.

Cao was from the southeast Fujian Province, they said.

The U.S. Embassy in China confirmed on Tuesday that Cao was one of the two American citizens who had died in the accident.

Of the 26 others, 17 were from Zhejiang, six from Fujian, one from Anhui, one from Henan and one from Tianjin.

At least 39 people died and 192 others were injured in the accident that occurred late Saturday on a bridge near Wenzhou when bullet train D301 rear-ended D3115, which allegedly lost power after a lightning strike.

Source: Xinhua
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