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Chinese high-speed rail crash kills 35

Posted on July 25, 2011

BEIJING — On Saturday, a Chinese bullet train lost power after being struck by lightning and was hit from behind by another train, sending four carriages off a bridge, killing at least 35 people and injuring 191, according to CBC News.

The first train was travelling from the Zhejiang provincial capital of Hangzhou when the accident occurred in Wenzhou city at about 8:30 p.m. local time.

Recently, power outages and other malfunctions have plagued the showcase high-speed line between Beijing and Shanghai since it opened on June 30. For the full story, click here.

 

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