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1st group of fatalities in train crash publicized

2011-07-26 09:33:19 GMT2011-07-26 17:33:19(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People weep as the death of a family member in the deadly train collision is confirmed in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, July 25, 2011. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

WENZHOU - Police Tuesday disclosed the first group of 28 fatalities in East China's deadly train collision.

Among the list is an female Italian national, Liguori Assunta, and a Chinese American Cao Erxing, according to the police in the city of Wenzhou, where the accident took place.

At least 39 people died and 192 others were injured in the accident that occurred late Saturday on a bridge near Wenzhou when bullet train D301 rear-ended D3115, which allegedly lost power after lightning strike.

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