14,000 knives, 6,000 kg of chemicals seized in China trains

Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) Railway police in China have seized around 6,300 kg of chemicals, 14,000 knives and 850,000 bags of firecrackers from people travelling in trains during the lunar year festival.

Around 240,000 cases concerning inflammable substances, explosives and "dangerous goods" were handled by police since the start of the Spring Festival holiday travel rush, Xinhua reported.

Police also seized paint and cigarette lighters.

The railway department has introduced 2,883 security scanners and 2,377 security gates in stations across the country.

About 32,000 security guards have been deployed to scan luggage.

The Spring Festival, one of China's most important holidays, begins Feb 10.

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