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(LEAD) Subway train derails in northern Seoul, no injuries reported

All Headlines 22:16 March 14, 2019

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SEOUL, March 14 (Yonhap) -- A subway train in northern Seoul derailed upright on Thursday, but no injuries were reported, rail officials said.

The derailment took place at 7:22 p.m. as the train on the subway Line 7 entered a tunnel leading to Dobongsan Station, Seoul Metro said.

Some 290 passengers were safely evacuated, with no injuries reported, they said.

Seoul Metro said the Line 7 trains running through Suraksan Station and Jangam Station were halted due to restoration efforts.

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