Floods strand 6 trains in Xinjiang

Updated: 2013-06-18 13:19


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URUMQI - Six passenger trains were stranded in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region due to floods triggered by continuous rains, local railway authorities said Tuesday.

The floods occurred to the west of Aksu station in southern Xinjiang, according to the railway bureau in Urumqi, the regional capital.

Railway authorities sealed off the section of the railway early Tuesday morning, and inbound trains to, and outbound trains from, Urumqi were affected.

Workers and equipment have been sent to the affected area, where repair work is under way.