A fatal train accident that took place in eastern China’s Zhejiang province has raised questions on the safety standards that has been sacrificed in country's rush to modernize.
The accident occurred on a bridge near Wenzhou when a train heading from heading from Beijing to the coastal city of Fuzhou got stucked at the track when it lost power due to lightning strike. The other train was coming from Zhejiang provincial capital Hangzhou, going to Fuzhou came and crashed into the stalled train.
The power failure led to the breakdown of the safety system that has been designed to caution the following train about the stalled train on the track
43 bodies, were found from the wreckage till Sunday evening. "The train suddenly shook violently, casting luggage all around," Xinhua quoted survivor Liu Hongtao as saying.
"Passengers cried for help but no crew responded."
Weibo China’s famous Twitter-like microblogging service appealed people to donate blood and help in looking out for missing relatives and friends.
So, after a deadly accident the Chinese government has decided to conduct a two-month, nationwide safety campaign for its railway system.
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