Wreckage of train carriages moved after deadly train collision

14:17, July 27, 2011      

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Workers have moved the wreckage of the train carriages away from the site of the fatal high-speed train collision in east Zhejiang Province.

After nearly 24-hour clean-up efforts, all the wreckage, including that of the front carriage, had been moved by late Tuesday.

A Xinhua reporter saw that more than 10 lorries, carrying the last batch of wreckage, many in pieces, left the site near the city of Wenzhou at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The reporter saw components of the train at the site, including the chassis, exteriors and wheels of the carriage.

The workers at the site declined to disclose where the lorries were heading. The reporter followed the vehicles and found the wreckage was taken to a bullet train garage located to the south of the railway station of Wenzhou South.

An investigation team dispatched by the State Council has ordered workers to transfer the train wreckage to the Wenzhou West Station for a further probe into the accident.

At least 39 people died and 192 others were injured in the accident that occurred late Saturday on a bridge when bullet train D301 rear-ended D3115, which allegedly lost power after a lightning strike.

Source: Xinhua
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