Bullet train crashes in China; at least 32 killed
At least 32 people were killed and scores of others were injured Saturday when a bullet train in eastern China lost power after being struck by lightning and was rear-ended by another train, state media reported.
The crash sent two carriages careening off an elevated track in Wenzhou, a city in Zhejiang province.
State television showed footage of rescue workers in a steady downpour pulling bloodied passengers out of a carriage standing on its end and leaning against a bridge.
A total of six carriages were derailed between the two trains, one of which originated from Beijing and the other from Hangzhou, state media reported.
The collision marks the first major incident in China’s massive high-speed rail network, set to reach 10,000 miles by 2020.