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Toddler rescued from China train wreckage

China's state news agency is reporting that a toddler has been rescued about 21 hours after a crash involving two high-speed trains killed at least 35 people in the country's east.
A man sits by the wreckage of a train accident in Wenzhou in east China's Zhejiang province, Sunday. (Associated Press)

China's state news agency is reporting that a toddler has been rescued about 21 hours after a crash involving two high-speed trains killed at least 35 people in the country's east.

The official Xinhua news agency says rescuers found an unconscious toddler Sunday evening while clearing one of the train carriages just as cleanup efforts were almost completed. It cited an unnamed firefighter.

The toddler has been taken to hospital.

A bullet train was travelling south from the Zhejiang provincial capital Saturday evening when it lost power in a lightning strike and stalled, before being hit from behind by the second train in Wenzhou city.

Some of the carriages fell off a viaduct to the ground below. At least 35 people died and more than 200 were injured.

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