China: High speed train derailed and left 32 dead
China, July 23, 2011
Today, a high-speed train derailed in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang, sources from the state agency Xinhua reported. The official toll of deaths is of 32 so far.
The train was doing the journey from Hangzhou to Fuzhou, but derailed in the city of Wenzhou. The accident occurred when the body passed a bridge where two carriages fell off a cliff of about 30 meters.
Another explanation is that the train was beaten by lightning, thus it stopped its operation system and therefore the one circulating behind crashed it, causing a complete derailment.
Doubts about the technology in high speed trains in China are growing. In just three weeks, training and the overall system has had three breakdowns, many delays, a shortage of passengers and to conclude there was a heavy debt of the Ministry of Railways to build them.
Despite these contradictions, Beijing is developing the largest network of high-speed world, surpassing the mileage of the entire world combined.