(ATTN: UPDATES with train passing northeastern city; CORRECTS date in photo caption)
BEIJING/DANDONG, March 4 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's special train passed a northeastern Chinese city on Monday, sources said, apparently racing directly back to Pyongyang after a trip to Hanoi for a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Kim left Dong Dang station in Vietnam on Saturday after a two-day summit with Trump and an official visit to the Southeast Asian nation.
His train passed through the northeastern Chinese city of Benxi, near Shenyang, around 4 p.m. after going through Tianjin and Shanhaiguan earlier in the day, according to the sources.
Despite earlier speculation, Kim did not stop in Guangzhou, a Chinese port city northwest of Hong Kong, nor in Beijing to meet President Xi Jinping on his way back home.
"The train seems to be moving at a much faster pace than it did when heading to Vietnam," a source said.
Kim's train is expected to reach Dandong station and then cross the Yalu River, also known as the Amrok River, near the border on Monday night.
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