Two Bullet Trains Collide, One Falls From Bridge

Two bullet trains collided over a bridge in Wenzhou, China over the weekend. As a result, four carriages of the first train derailed. Two were catapulted by the force of the impact into the ground, killing at least 16 passengers.

Authorities fear that more victims could be found, since each carriage carries at least one hundred people. So far, 89 people have been treated for injuries in local hospitals. Three of them are critical.

It's the first accident in the history of the Chinese much trumpeted high speed train network. China is investing heavily in them but recently there have been reports of a slow down because they were believed to be unsafe.

Apparently, the critics were right. [Hexun, Sohu, Telegraph]

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