Chinese woman returns home

A Chinese woman who lost both legs and an arm when she fell through the floor of a speeding train has returned home after months of surgery and rehabilitation, newspapers reported Monday. Hu Jiajin is now able to walk on artificial legs using crutches following daily sessions with a pair of trainers, the reports said.

An artificial arm has also been fitted. Hu, 45, fell through flooring that had come loose while returning from the train's toilet in April 2005, the Shanghai Daily said.

Wheels crushed her legs and arm, but she managed to roll off the tracks and signal an engineer aboard a passing train, the paper said. Following several rounds of major surgery, she arrived in Shanghai to begin rehabilitation in November.

Gao Jianhua, the head of the company that provided her artificial limbs, credited Hu with overcoming "unimaginable difficulties," ranging from blisters to depression. Hu said she wants to write a book about her experience and is suing the Liuzhou Railway Bureau in her native Guangxi region over the accident, reports the AP. N.U.

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