A KTX bullet train has derailed just outside of Gangneung this morning, leaving at least 13 passengers and an engineer injured.
An official from the Korea Railroad Corporation said the train went off the tracks only around five minutes after departing the city and approaching Jinbu Station at around 7:35 a.m.
Officials said the KTX route between Jinbu Station and Gangneung Station will be out of operation over the weekend, as the repair is to be completed by Monday morning.
Meanwhile, another railroad accident was reported earlier at around 6:50 a.m. when a KTX train stopped at Daegu Station for about half an hour due to an unidentified glitch.
Officials are trying to determine the exact cause of the accidents.■
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