China train crash kills 32
- Published: 24 Jul 2011 at 04.14
- Online news:
BEIJING: A Chinese high-speed train derailed Saturday when it was hit by another express, state media said, throwing two carriages off a viaduct and killing at least 32 people.
The derailed train had been crippled by a lightning strike and was stationary when the second one ploughed into it, the reports said. The accident is likely to raise new questions about the safety of a rapid rail expansion.The D3115 high-speed service from Hangzhou to Wenzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province, was rammed from behind by the D301 in Wenzhou's Shuangyu town, China National Radio said.The first train derailed and two of its carriages fell from an elevated track at around 8:50pm (1250 GMT), the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local firefighting...
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