Child Pulled From China Train Crash
4-year-old found after 21 hours
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 24, 2011 2:42 PM CDT
Emergency workers and civilians carry an injured passenger from the wreckage of a train crash in Wenzhou in east China's Zhejiang province, Saturday, July 23, 2011.   ((AP Photo) CHINA OUT)
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(Newser) – A small child was rescued about 21 hours after a crash involving two high-speed trains in eastern China killed at least 43 people and injured more than 200 others, state media reported today. Xinhua News Agency said the unconscious child was found while rescuers were clearing one of the train cars just as the cleanup efforts were almost completed. It cited an unnamed firefighter. "When we found him, he could still move his hands," Xinhua quoted the firefighter as saying. China Central Television first reported that the toddler was a boy, but later said a 4-year-old girl.

The child was taken to the hospital and no other details were provided. Eight more bodies were recovered today from damaged train cars, bringing the death toll to 43, Xinhua said. Two foreigners were among the dead but their nationalities were unclear, said an official in the Zhejiang provincial emergency office. A total of 211 people were injured, Xinhua said.