On Wednesday at 10:00 p.m., a 25-car cargo train carrying Bauxite (aluminium ore) ran off tracks from an escape siding and overturned, after hitting a house in the Gongyi, Henan province of China. Six bodies were recovered after the tragic incident according to the local authorities on Friday.
The train belongs by Chalco, China’s largest state-owned aluminium producer. Each car held 60 tonnes of aluminium ore, authorities said.
Rescuers concluded their operations on Friday morning after the bodies of found were identified to be that of four of the crew members and two villagers.
The rescue operatives faced difficulties as the crew accommodation car and the first 14 wagons which went upside down, lay on top of each other, and were heaped together with a large quantity of the cargo.
The authorities are still, at this time, investigating the cause of the incident.