Over 100 individuals suffer fractures in Beijing metro crash during peak hours.

An evening rush-hour incident on the Beijing metro resulted in 102 people sustaining fractures after a collision from behind occurred on an above-ground segment of the tracks, as reported by state media.
The occurrence of such incidents is rare in the Chinese capital, which has recently encountered snowstorms leading to operational challenges and disruptions in transportation citywide.
Initially, the authorities stated that the accident transpired just prior to 7pm on Thursday when the last two cars of the metro train disconnected from the carriages in front of them.
According to CCTV, the state-run broadcaster, by approximately 11pm on Friday, a total of 515 individuals had been transported to the hospital for examination, out of which 102 had suffered fractures.
CCTV further mentioned that by 6am on Friday, 423 people had been discharged from the hospital, and 67 others were still undergoing treatment while 25 individuals were under observation. There have been no reported fatalities, as per state media.
As per the report, a preliminary investigation into the incident has revealed that the collision happened due to slippery tracks caused by the snowy weather and signal degradation.
Several social media users reported witnessing passengers falling to the ground, with some experiencing back pain.
Photographs from the media portrayed commuters on the floor, accompanied by partial lighting failures, while some passengers attempted to break the train windows using emergency hammers in an attempt to escape.
Additional videos showed firefighters helping an elderly passenger evacuate and stranded commuters navigating through deep snow to exit the scene.
The accident occurred on an above-ground portion of the track near Xi’erqi Station as the train was heading towards the northern part of the city in Changping district.
“We deeply apologize for the incident that occurred this evening,” stated Beijing Subway, the operator of the train, on Weibo.
Furthermore, they added, “Passengers who left the area unattended during the evacuation and are feeling unwell can contact us anytime. We will cover the cost of their medical treatment.”

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