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Man injured on Guangzhou subway tracks

(Xinhua)

08:37, August 24, 2012

GUANGZHOU, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- A man jumped onto subway tracks in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong province, Thursday night, breaking a leg and suspending trains for 30 minutes, the municipal subway company said.

The man climbed over subway platform barriers and fell on the tracks of Guangzhou's Line 5 subway at 6:47 p.m., just as a train was approaching, the company said in a press release.

It said the company had to cut off power and suspend trains in both directions for 30 minutes to save the man, who has been hospitalized with a leg fracture.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

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