Death toll in China bullet train collision rises to 33
July 23rd, 2011
06:11 PM ET

Death toll in China bullet train collision rises to 33

[Updated at 7:57 p.m. ET] A high-speed bullet train collision in eastern China's Zhejiang province late Saturday left 33 people dead and nearly 200 injured, state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

Rescue operations continued Sunday.

Witnesses told China National Radio that a bullet train stopped on the tracks because of a power outage from a lightning strike.

Another bullet train traveling in the same direction rammed into the first train from behind and caused four of its cars to fall from an elevated bridge, the radio report said.

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  1. justathought

    Was this a case of poor commications, lack of insight? [no planning for such an incedent]

    July 24, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. justathought

    SAMANTHIA: What gives you the idea that the Chinese governennt cares about life? I think the Chinese people are lovely people, but the rulers.....,well I'm not allowed to say that!

    July 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. nautyicars

    Concerning they say its a lightning strike when we can all see plain as day it isn't raining and not a cloud in the sky.

    July 25, 2011 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. ec

    Welcome to China!!!

    July 27, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. ec

    here r the photos about the train crash in China!!! The government never cares about life!!!! i hope more people will see those photos!!!
    http://www.douban.com/photos/album/53250675/

    July 27, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
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