Subway collision in Seoul, injuring 78

Last updated 19:57 02/05/2014

More than 170 people are injured as two trains subway trains collide in the South Korean capital. Paul Chapman reports

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Two subway trains collided on Friday at a station in the South Korean capital Seoul, injuring 78 passengers, the emergency services said, although none appeared to be seriously hurt.

One subway car derailed due to the impact and passengers walked along the tracks to the station, YTN televison said.

Many injuries were caused by passengers jumping from the subway cars onto the tracks, a government emergency official said.

The accident occurred less two weeks after a South Korean ferry capsized and sank leaving 300 dead or still listed as missing in the submerged hull of the ship.

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