Death toll from China's train crash still 39: local authorities   2011-07-26 00:40:34 FeedbackPrintRSS

WENZHOU, July 25 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a high-speed train crash in east China's Zhejiang Province on Saturday evening remained at 39 as of late Monday, local authorities said.

An official with the city government of Wenzhou earlier said the death toll had risen to 40 as they believed a dead person received by a local funeral parlour at about 9 p.m. Monday was a victim of the train collision.

However, an investigation by the funeral parlour and the local health department later found that the body belongs to a victim of a traffic accident that happened Monday night.

The deadly train collision happened late Saturday when one high-speed train rear-ended another near Wenzhou, leaving at least 39 people dead and 192 others injured.

Editor: yan
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