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Premier Wen Jiabao promises an entirely open investigation into cause of train crash

07-28-2011 15:36 BJT Special Report:Two High-Speed Trains Crash in East China |

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During a visit to Wenzhou, where 39 people have been killed in a train collision last weekend, Premier Wen Jiabao calls for an transparent investigation into the cause of the accident, and he once again emphasized the importance of putting safety first in the country's development.

Laying wreath, and taking bows. Five days after the accident, sorrow is still pervasive in China. At the accident scene, Premier Wen Jiabao promised the country an entirely open and transparent investigation, which is subject to public supervision.

Wen said, "After the accident, questions have been raised over the cause and handling of the incident. Public opinion must be seriously heard and we must give responsible answers to the questions raised by the people. Once after the accident took place, the State Council established an investigation task force. This task force is an independent team, and it is composed of officials from the safety inspection authorities, ministry of supervision, and people's procuratorate.

During a visit to Wenzhou, where 39 people have been
killed in a train collision last weekend, Premier Wen
Jiabao calls for an transparent investigation into the
cause of the accident, and he once again emphasized the
importance of putting safety first in the country's
development.

This task force will come to a fact-based conclusion, a conclusion that can withstand the test of history through scientific analysis, by means of on-scene inspecting, technical sampling and consultation among experts. Those who are directly responsible for the accident and those who hold leadership responsibilities will be held accountable."

During a visit to Wenzhou, where 39 people have been
killed in a train collision last weekend, Premier Wen
Jiabao calls for an transparent investigation into the
cause of the accident, and he once again emphasized the
importance of putting safety first in the country's
development.

China has been investing hundreds of billions into expanding its advanced high-speed railway network, but this rear-ended collision has alerted the government that speed is not the only thing it should consider in the development.

During a visit to Wenzhou, where 39 people have been
killed in a train collision last weekend, Premier Wen
Jiabao calls for an transparent investigation into the
cause of the accident, and he once again emphasized the
importance of putting safety first in the country's
development.

Wen said, "There is the principle. We have to program scientifically, arrange reasonally, develop orderly, instead of the faster the better, we should combine speed with quality, efficiency and safety, and putting safety at the first place."

During a visit to Wenzhou, where 39 people have been killed in a train collision last weekend, Premier Wen Jiabao calls for an transparent investigation into the cause of the accident, and he once again emphasized the importance of putting safety first in the country's development.

A team of investigation has been formed to probe the cause of the accident. The answer is expected to come out in the mid-September. Wen Jiabao vows the investigation will be deep and responsible, if corruption cases emerge, the government will show no mercy to punish the people involved.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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