This is the moment injured railway passengers clamber around an overturned car before being pulled to safety after a commercial train carrying hundreds derailed in China today.
The derailment occurred at around 11:40am local time when officials say the train struck debris from a landslide while travelling through the county of Yongxing, which is in Chenzhou in the central Chinese province of Hunan.
In distressing footage taken by a number of witnesses, five cars of passenger train T179 – bound for Guangzhou, Guangdong Province – are seen lying on their side and the underside of the power car catches fire.
Video from inside of the cars shows stunned passengers crying in shock and fear as they clamber around the overturned carriage.
Passengers are also seen standing on top of the derailed train, pulling stranded victims from broken windows in the aftermath of the accident.
The derailment, which caused cars two to six to overturn, has led to one death.
Four people are in critical condition and 123 were hospitalised with minor injuries, the Chenzhou municipal government said in a statement.
Train operator China Railway Guangzhou Group said the landslide had covered the tracks with debris, and was caused by recent torrential rains.
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