Ministry spokesman says confident in China's high-speed train

11:10, July 25, 2011      

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The Ministry of Railways is still confident in the high-speed train despite the deadly collision on Saturday night in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, a railway official said Sunday.

"China's high-speed train is advanced and qualified. We have confidence in it," Wang Yongping, spokesman of the Ministry of Railways, said at a press conference late Sunday night.

Wang said the train accident killed 35 people and injured 192 others, 132 of whom are hospitalized for treatment.

The accident occurred at about 8:38 p.m. Saturday on a bridge near Wenzhou City in Zhejiang when bullet train D301 rear-ended D3115, which allegedly lost power after lightning strike.

Source: Xinhua
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