16 Aug '11, 10am

China ministry admits flaws in high-speed rail

China ministry admits flaws in high-speed rail

The July 23 collision of two high-speed trains in eastern China, which killed at least 40 people and left nearly 200 injured, sparked public fury amid allegations authorities had prioritised development over safety. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING (AFP) - China's railways ministry has acknowledged flaws in the construction of its high-speed rail links, state media reported on Tuesday, in another blow to its credibility after a deadly train crash. The July 23 collision of two high-speed trains in eastern China, which killed at least 40 people and left nearly 200 injured, sparked public fury amid allegations authorities had prioritised development over safety. According to the state-run People's Railway Daily newspaper, the ministry acknowledged earlier this week that 'flaws exist in the management of construction of high-speed railways'. 'Some units have not paid enough attention...

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