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Outcry Prompts China to Help Train Crash Toddler

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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China is sending a team of medical experts to help save the leg of a little girl injured in last month’s hi-speed train crash near the eastern city of Wenzhou. China’s health ministry said on its website four experts would leave for Wenzhou Tuesday. The announcement came just as Chinese state media said the government […]

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1Killed, 50 Hurt in Poland Train Derailment

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Poland say a passenger train has derailed, killing at least one person and injuring more than 50 others. Officials initially reported that four people had been killed. The train was traveling between Warsaw and Katowice when it derailed near the town of Baby. The engine and three cars left the tracks, and at […]

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Poland Train Derailment Kills 4

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A passenger train has derailed in Poland, killing four people and injuring at least 20 others. The train was traveling between Warsaw and Katowice when it derailed near the town of Baby, with the engine and three cars leaving the tracks, and at least one car tipping over on its side. The cause of the […]

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Authorities Boost Compensation Offered in Chinese Train Wreck

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say authorities have dramatically increased financial compensation offered to the families of those killed in a train wreck nine days ago. The Communist Party-affiliated Global Times newspaper said Monday that 31 families who lost relatives in the crash are being offered $143,000 in compensation, up from the $77,000 being offered last week. […]

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One Dead as Trains Collide in India

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Two passenger trains collided head-on Sunday in the east of India, killing at least one person. The number of injured is unclear, and more casualties are feared. The accident occurred in West Bengal province. The engine of the Guwahati-Bangalore express derailed as it collided with a local train. The two engines then caught fire. After […]

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Chinese Premier Promises Full Probe of Deadly Train Crash

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao promised Thursday a complete and open investigation into the nation’s deadliest train accident since 2008, saying anyone found to have been at fault will be punished severely. Mr. Wen also said the government’s top priority is to protect peoples’ lives during a visit Thursday to the site of Saturday’s train wreck, […]

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China Blames Signaling Equipment for Deadly Train Crash

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials say a design flaw and human error combined to cause the nation’s deadliest train accident since 2008. State media Thursday quoted railway officials saying a severe flaw in the design of signaling equipment prevented a green light from turning to red after a lightning strike halted a train on a high-speed line south […]

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Criticism Mounts Over Chinese Rail Accident

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese newspapers and websites leveled relentless criticism at railway officials Wednesday for their handling of a train wreck that killed 39 people and left 192 injured. Railway officials have struggled to explain the reasons for the collision Saturday, which sent several carriages tumbling off a bridge in eastern China. Late Tuesday, they began issuing compensation […]

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China Faces Public Anger in Train Wreck Aftermath

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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China’s official Xinhua news agency is reporting widespread public outrage at the government’s handing of the deadly crash of two a high-speed trains, including moves to bury at least one wrecked passenger carriage before determining the cause of the collision. Controversy surrounding Saturday’s wreck south of Shanghai swelled Tuesday, after an online video showed a […]

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China Meets Public Anger With Rail Safety Review

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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China has ordered a two-month review of safety measures on its railways amid rising public anger over a train crash Saturday that killed 39 people. Railway Minister Sheng Guangzu was quoted in state media Tuesday saying the inspection campaign will focus on rectifying safety problems and “stabilizing the safety situation.” Major Chinese newspapers carried prominent […]

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