Senior officials sacked after China's deadly train collision

08:54, July 25, 2011      

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Photo taken on July 24, 2011 shows the accident scene where rescuers clear the wreckage in Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, after a train collision and derailment Saturday night. As of 9:30 a.m. (0130 GMT) Sunday, the death toll has risen to 35 and 210 others were injured. The accident occurred on a bridge near downtown Wenzhou when high-speed train D301 rear-ended the stalled D3115. Four carriages of D301 fell off the viaduct while two carriages of D3115 were derailed. (Xinhua/Chen Bin)

Three railway officials were sacked on Sunday after a train collision killed at least 35 and injured more than 200 others, the Ministry of Railway said.

Long Jing, head of the Shanghai Railway Bureau, was removed from his position after a high-speed train smashed into another train Saturday night in east China's Zhejiang Province, killing at least 35 and injuring 211.

Li Jia, head of the Shanghai railway bureau's committee of the Communist Party of China, and deputy chief of the bureau He Shengli were also dismissed from office, said the ministry.

The three will also be subject to investigation, the ministry said.

Source: Xinhua
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