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Beijing Metro Collision Injures 515 People in Rare Incident

A rear-end collision on an above-ground section of the Beijing metro during evening rush hour has left 515 people injured, with 102 suffering fractures, according to state media reports. The accident occurred when the last two cars of a metro train separated from the carriages in front of them.

Snowy weather conditions and signal degradation due to the weather are cited as contributing factors to the incident. While there have been no reported deaths, the injured passengers were sent to hospitals for examination and treatment. The operator, Beijing Subway, issued an apology and offered to cover the costs of care for affected passengers.