Trains collide in South Korea; 1 dead, dozens hurt

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Posted at 6:35 AM, Jul 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-27 11:50:06-04

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials say two trains have collided head-on in eastern South Korea, leaving one passenger dead and dozens of others injured.

Fire officials say the collision between two passenger trains occurred Tuesday in the eastern Gangwon province but the cause of the incident wasn't immediately known.

The officials say one woman in her 60's was killed and 65 people were sent to hospitals for injuries.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity citing department rules and gave no further details.

The collision is the latest in a series of deadly incidents that has happened in South Korea as the country is undergoing soul-searching on public safety after April's ferry disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing.