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Media distorted train crash claims: expert (3)

By Huang Jingjing (Global Times)

13:19, November 23, 2011

After receiving the report, relevant government departments need to reach a final conclusion within 60 days.

Jiang Zheng, a 46-year-old businessman from Wenling, Zhejiang who lost his brother in the July accident, told the Global Times that he would not be surprised if the probe result mainly blamed human error.

"A technical failure would be a blow to China's railway industry, which has just stepped into the global market," Jiang said.

"But I still hope relevant authorities can provide a complete investigation result, rather than attributing it all to just human error and management loopholes," Jiang added.

In September, the railway ministry ordered all bullet and high-speed trains in service to cut speeds by 50 kilometers per hour, with prices also to be lowered accordingly.

Wang Mengshu downplayed the possibility that the ministry could review its speed cut if technical problems are not the main cause of the accident.

"I've always said that the trains should run at a speed that is 80 percent of the design speed," he told the Global Times on Monday.

Yang Jingjie and Jin Jianyu contributed to this story

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