Four villagers were killed by a freight train while walking
along a rail track in central China's Hubei Province on Saturday,
said local police.
The accident occurred around 7:00 a.m. on Saturday near
Taoziling Railway Station in Yidu City. The four victims were all
residents in Guanping Village, not far from the station, according
to the police.
Heavy fog was blamed for the deadly accident. "The visibility
was reduced to about 10 meters," said a witness.
The cause for the accident is under investigation.
The city railway authorities warned the locals to abide by
traffic rules and not to walk on rail tracks.
(Xinhua News Agency December 30, 2007)