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Subway trains crash in Shanghai

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Rescue workers evacuate people from a damaged subway train car after collision near Yu Yuan Garden station in Shanghai September 27. Two subway trains collided in central Shanghai on Tuesday injuring more than 200 passengers, three critically, prompting renewed public anger just two months after a deadly crash between two high-speed trains.

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Rescuers evacuate passengers after a subway train collision in Shanghai on September 27. A crash between two metro trains in the Chinese city of Shanghai injured more than 40 people, most of them lightly, as more than 500 passengers have been evacuated from the trains after the collision.

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Rescue workers evacuate an injured man from a train after a subway train collision near Yu Yuan Garden station in Shanghai on September 27. Two subway trains collided in central Shanghai on Tuesday injuring more than 200 passengers, three critically, prompting renewed public anger just two months after a deadly crash between two high-speed trains

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Rescue workers evacuate an injured woman outside Yu Yuan Garden station after a subway train collision in Shanghai September 27, 2011. A subway train rear-ended another on Tuesday afternoon in Shanghai, leaving some passengers injured, the subway operator said. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua News Agency Reported.

 From msnbc.com news services:

SHANGHAI — A Shanghai subway train rear-ended another Tuesday, injuring more than 210 people in the latest trouble for the rapidly expanded transportation system in China's commercial center.

The crash on line 10, one of the city's newest subways, occurred after Shanghai Shentong Metro Group blogged that the line was having delays due to equipment problems.

The Shanghai Metro said on the Weibo microblogging site that one of its trains suffered equipment failure at 2:10 p.m. local time (2:10 a.m. EDT), which then led station officers to manually direct approaching trains.

The collision occurred near the Yu Yuan station in central Shanghai at 2:51 p.m., according to Shanghai Metro's statements on Weibo.

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