All rail suspended in Sichuan for safety

Updated: 2013-04-20 13:54


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No railways passengers or staff were injured when the 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan province, China Railway Corporation said in a news statement on Saturday.

The Chengdu railway bureau suspended all trains in Sichuan province to ensure the safety of passengers and staff, the corporation said.

Meanwhile, it is still organizing staff to check the safety of railway lines and bridges in order to eliminate potential damage caused by the earthquake.

The corporation said it will ensure the supply of water and food to passengers who are stranded in the trains.