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More than 210 injured in Shanghai metro collision

More than two hundred people have been hurt in a train collision in Shanghai earlier today – the incident comes just two months after a deadly train crash in Wenzhou killed at least 40 people.

One of the injured from today's collision
One of the injured from today's collision
Image: @MissXQ/Twitter/Weibo

Updated at 13.45

MORE THAN 210 people have been injured following the collision of two metro trains in Shanghai earlier today, according to local media reports.

The collision occurred when one train rear-ended another at about 2pm local time, Xinhua news agency reports.

It is suspected that malfunctioning equipment led to the crash on the Line 10 metro, however investigations are continuing.

According to the Shanghai Daily, a train stopped suddenly while travelling between two stations and the carriage’s doors then all jammed. Passengers were reportedly forced to evacuate one-by-one though a small door in the driver’s cab.

Line 10 is one of the city’s newest metros, however safety concerns appear to have been raised about the line recently. Website ShanghaiList.com reports that the line on which the accident occurred has been nicknamed “Line 10 of Doom” by locals, and claims that carriages have travelled in the wrong direction, platform doors have shattered and trains have broken down on the line in recent months.

Shanghai is one of China’s busiest business-centres and has a population of 23 million.

The incident comes just two months after a deadly train crash in Wenzhou, in which at least 40 people died.

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