24 Jul '11, 4am

China bullet train cars derail and fall from bridge

At least 11 people were killed and 89 hurt yesterday when a Chinese bullet train lost power after being struck by lightning and was hit from behind by another train, knocking two of its carriages off a bridge, state media reported. The official Xinhua news agency said four cars on the second train also derailed but did not say how serious that was. The first train was travelling from the Zhejiang provincial capital of Hangzhou when the accident happened in Wenzhou city at about 8.30 pm local time, Xinhua said. The trains involved are D trains, the first-generation bullet train with an average speed of about 150 kph and not as fast at the Beijing-Shanghai line that opened on June 30. Agencies

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