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Worst Rail Disaster In History?

The BBC News is reporting that up to 3,000 people are feared dead or injured in a huge fuel train collision in North Korea.
April 22, 2004, 9pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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The blast happened at Ryongchon station, 50km north of Pyongyang... South Korea's Yonhap news agency said the North Korean authorities had declared a state of emergency in the area and cut off all international telephone lines, apparently to stop news of the accident spreading. The trains, carrying petrol and liquefied gas, crashed at about 1300 local time (0400 GMT), Yonhap said.

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Published on Thursday, April 22, 2004 in BBC News
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