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Train traffic hits in China after a boat damages railway bridge

Friday, Oct 16, 2015,11:52 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Beijing | At least 58 trains have been diverted or rescheduled in China after a rail bridge was damaged by a dredging boat in the country’s southern Guangdong province, media reports said.

Xijiang Railway Bridge in Zhaoqing City was damaged yesterday when the boat travelled beneath it, the Guangzhou Railway group said in a statement.
Sections of the rail track were also damaged. North and northwestern-bound trains from Guangzhou and Haikou, capital of the Hainan province, have been affected, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
At least 58 trains have been diverted or rescheduled. The local rail authority has dispatched a team to repair the bridge.