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High-speed train derails in South Korea, injuring 15

Sharp drop in temperature thought to have hurt rail conditions

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Kyodo) -- A high-speed train with 198 passengers aboard derailed in South Korea on Saturday, injuring 15 people onboard, local media reported.

The KTX bullet train went off the tracks around five minutes after departing from Gangneung city, located 237 kilometers east of Seoul, en route to the capital, Yonhap News Agency reported.

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