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08-16-2011 21:10 BJT Special Report:Two High-Speed Trains Crash in East China |

Special Coverage: Two High-Speed Trains Crash in East China


BEIJING, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Railways said Tuesday it decided to dismiss the ministry's spokesman Wang Yongping from office.

Wang Yongping, spokesman of the Ministry of Railways, bows at a press conference on the high-speed train crash in Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, July 24, 2011. (Xinhua/Xiang Guangli)

The spokesman said the ministry will promptly correct the mistakes and thoroughly analyze the safety system to eradicate potential risks.



Press conference: Ministry of
Railways says train's "black box"

Press conference: Ministry of Railways says train's "black box" retrieved

The train collision in east China's Zhejiang Province has killed 35 people and left over 190 others injured as of Sunday night. Some 130 people are still being treated in hospitals. The Ministry of Railways has held a press conference on the latest developments in the train collision. More >>



Train collision survivor: 2-year-old
girl undergoes surgery

Train collision survivor: 2-year-old girl undergoes surgery

A two and a half year old girl who survived the train collision has undergone three hours of surgery. More >>




Vice premier urges all-out rescue efforts after deadly train collision in China

WENZHOU, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang on Sunday urged local authorities to mobilize all available resources to aid those who were affected by Saturday's deadly high-speed train crash in eastern Zhejiang Province. More >>

Photo taken on July 24, 2011 shows the accident scene where rescuers clear the wreckage in Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, after a train collision and derailment Saturday night. As of 9:30 a.m. (0130 GMT) Sunday, the death toll has risen to 35 and 210 others were injured. The accident occurred on a bridge near downtown Wenzhou when high-speed train D301 rear-ended the stalled D3115. Four carriages of D301 fell off the viaduct while two carriages of D3115 were derailed. (Xinhua/Chen Bin)


Ministry of Railways answers questions

The Ministry of Railways says it will draw lessons from the deadly bullet train crash and take concrete measures to improve safety management. In response to questions raised by the public, staff from the Ministry of Railways gave detailed explanations. More >>


Crash probe blames faulty design

BEIJING - The deadly high-speed train crash that killed at least 40 passengers in July was "a completely avoidable accident" and "should not have happened".

That's what the leader of a team looking into the crash said on Thursday. More >>

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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