A horrific train crash in eastern China has killed at least 35 people and injured more than 200 others because of light striking and power outage in Wenzhou, Zhejiang at about 8:30pm local time on Saturday evening 23 July, 2011.
According to China’s official Xinhua News Agency, two high-speed trains hit from the behind of each other, forcing two of the disabled train’s rail cars off a bridge from a height of 20 to 30 meters in the city of Wenzhou, four carriages of the second high-speed train which caused the accident was also derailed and hanged off the bridge. From the information announced by an official in the Zhejiang provincial emergency office, at least 35 people had died, including one foreign woman whose nationality was not clear and nearly 200 others were being treated at hospitals. It was said to be China's worst train accident since April 2008, when a train travelling from Beijing to the eastern coastal city of Qingdao derailed and crashed into another train, leaving 72 people dead and another 416 injured.
The overview of the horrific train crash by lighting striking and power outage in eastern China in Wenzhou, Zhejiang on 23 July, 2011
A train D3115 car is lying upright, leaning on the bridge
While other car is inclined on the ground under the bridge
The train accident occurred when the older generation bullet train D3115 was traveling from Hangzhou, the capital of eastern Zhejiang province, to the city of Wenzhou when it lost power because of light striking, forcing to stop in the middle of the bridge. Suddenly, the bullet train D301 which had left Beijing for Fuzhou in eastern Fujian province rushed and crashed from the behind. It was considered the first derailment on China's high-speed rail network since this country released bullet trains in 2007 with a top speed of 155mph. Moreover, China has spent billions of dollars to connect its cities with high speed rail; however, this is the second time in recent weeks a storm has been blamed for causing problems. Earlier this month, a power failure by a storm caused a 90-minute delay on the new Beijing-to-Shanghai line.
Rescue teams work hard to help the victims
They are trying to put the victims out of the train crashed
Rescuers have dragged many passengers’ coach to take them to the hospital for treating
A bloody passenger is taken to hospital No. 2, Medical University of Wenzhou
Injured passengers are being treated at KangNing hospital, Wenzhou
Doctors are trying to save an injured passenger’s life
Many people queued to donate their blood for saving victims of the horrific high-speed train crash in China
China: A Horrific High-Speed Train Crash Killed At Least 35 and Injured Over 200